I-91 South in New Haven clears after 1-vehicle crash, diesel fuel spill


New Haven I-91 NB Exit 8 (Images provided by CTDOT and Trafficland)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A crash involving a FedEx vehicle on I-91 South in New Haven caused delays Thursday morning.

The crash happened just before 4:30 a.m. According to state police, the vehicle was traveling in the right-center lane and the driver swerved to avoid a deer prior to Exit 7. The driver then lost control and struck the metal beam guardrail on the right side, state police said.

State police said the driver reported no injuries.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection arrived on the scene and deemed the area safe after a diesel spill occurred from the crash, state police said.

State police said the driver was given an infraction in violation of failure to maintain lane and traveling too fast for conditions.

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