NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A tractor-trailer driver died after their truck became engulfed in flames during a fire on I-95 Northbound in New Haven Sunday night.
According to police, the crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q-Bridge) approximately half a mile south of Exit 50.
Police said a Mazda was stopped in the right shoulder lane due to a flat tire. The tractor-trailer was traveling in the right lane, which is an exit only lane, and collided with the car. The trailer collided with the concrete barrier in the right shoulder, where a fire was ignited.
Then, the tractor-trailer traveled across four lanes, collided with the concrete traffic barrier in the left median, and then was engulfed in flames.
The tractor-trailer driver, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Mazda driver was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital with minor injuries.
The fire along the bridge has since been extinguished, according to Troop G, and all lanes have since reopened.
This is an active investigation.
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