Multi-vehicle crash turns fatal on I-91 South in Meriden

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Troopers are investigating a fatal multi-vehicle crash that briefly shut down part of Interstate 91 Southbound in Meriden Saturday afternoon.

Emergency Medical Services, State Police, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and the local fire department were dispatched to the scene.

State Police stated there were six cars involved in this accident. All six were traveling in the right lane when traffic started to slow down. When traffic started to slow, one of the cars struck another from behind, causing the driver to lose control and rollover.

This car then struck another, and the other three cars drove forward, striking into the car in front of them.

Seven people involved were transported to local hospitals. One driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation reported that I-91 southbound is now reopened after exit 18 was shut down.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Stay updated with WTNH.com and the News 8 app as further information becomes available.

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