Man dies after car slams into back of tractor-trailer on I-95

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — An early-morning crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer truck left one man dead Sunday.

Just after 2 a.m., Connecticut State Police were notified of the incident from multiple 911 callers, which occurred on Interstate 95 Northbound near Exit 46.

The driver of the tractor-trailer truck slowed down for construction traffic, at which point the car — a 2015 Kia Optima LX — rear-ended the truck at a high rate of speed.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured. The driver of the car, identified as 20-year-old Michael Reilly, of Wallingford, was pronounced dead on scene.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation was requested to the scene and assisted with closing multiple lanes for the Truck Squad and C.A.R.S. personnel who processed the scene.

Anyone with information on this accident is asked to contact TFC Biggs (Badge #777) at CSP Troop G – Bridgeport barracks at (203) 696-2500.

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