Van collides with tractor trailer on I-95 Southbound early Thursday morning

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The Westport Fire Department was dispatched to Interstate 95 Southbound between exits 18 and 17 for a car accident early morning at 1:01 a.m. on Thursday. 

According to the Westport Fire Department, Engine 5 arrived on the scene and determined that the driver of the van rear ended a tractor trailer. Additional manpower and equipment was called in to disentangle the van from the tractor trailer using a controlled lift. 

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Once the van was removed from underneath the tractor trailer, the firefighters rescued the driver from the car and was transported to the hospital by Westport EMS. 

The fire department cleared the area at 2:59 a.m. 

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