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SOUTHBURY, CT – A truck driver reportedly fell asleep Monday morning, August 2, and crashed his semi trailer truck on a highway in New Haven County, Connecticut. The trailer of the truck was filled with a cargo of candy when it overturned and spilled its load onto Interstate 84 near the city of Southbury, CT, impacting traffic flow for several hours. The accident area is in the southwest section of the state about 30 miles north of Bridgeport, CT and about 59 miles southeast of Poughkeepsie, New York.

The impact of the truck accident broke the trailer on the semi truck open and the cargo of candy spilled out onto the highway. Officers with the Connecticut State Police shut down the interstate surrounding the accident site while highway crews worked to clear the candy off the road.

At around 7:00 a.m. Monday morning 38 year old Ronald Alvarez of Mountaintop, Pennsylvania was driving a semi trailer truck east on Interstate 84 through New Haven County, CT. The trailer of the truck was loaded with crates of candy, mainly numerous boxes of M&M and other assorted candies made by Mars Company based in Hackettstown, New Jersey. ... Read More

MILFORD, CT – Gallons of diesel fuel spilled out on a Connecticut highway Monday morning, June 14, after a chain reaction truck accident. The collision involved three semi trailers trucks and occurred on Interstate 95 in Milford, CT. The accident area is the southwest section of the state near Long Island Sound, about 12 miles southwest of New Haven, CT and about 69 miles northeast of New York, New York.

Connecticut State Police responded and closed down a section of the highway around the truck accident site, rerouting vehicles to Route 1 through the city of Milford.

Shortly before 5:00 a.m. Monday morning three 18 wheelers were traveling north on Interstate 95 in County, CT. The trucks were not traveling together, but were traveling in the same lane, one after the other. The first tractor trailer was a Ryder Rental Truck, the second was a tanker truck carrying a cargo of non-flammable liquid latex, and the third was another Ryder Rental trailer truck. ... Read More

MILFORD, CT – On April 7, 2010, a construction worker was killed Wednesday morning in a trailer truck accident in New Haven County, Connecticut. The truck collision occurred on Interstate 95 between New Haven and Bridgeport, CT near the city of Milford. The accident area is on the shores of Long Island Sound in the far south central section of the state, 50 miles south of Hartford, CT and 70 miles northeast of New York, New York.

Local emergency personnel quickly responded to the scene of the truck accident. They found that the driver of the construction excavator suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by the semi trailer truck and Mr. Diorio was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after 4:00 a.m. 56 year old Anthony Diorio of Unionville, CT was driving a construction excavator vehicle south on Interstate 95. Mr. Diorio was driving for ADF Industries which is based in Berlin, CT. ADF is a subcontracting company, working on a resurfacing and safety improvement project on the interstate for the state of Connecticut. ... Read More

STONINGTON, CT – A truck driver who worked for country singer, Carrie Underwood, died Saturday in a fiery truck accident on a Connecticut highway. The single truck accident happened on Interstate 95 near the village of Stonington in New London County. The area is in the far south-east section of the state, on the shores of Block Island Sound, near the Rhode Island border, 60 miles southeast of Hartford, CT and 48 miles southwest of Providence, Rhode Island.

The fire from the truck accident burned fast and trapped the driver in the fiery cab of the semi. In less than a half hour both parts of the tractor trailer truck were charred, smoldering wreckage.

At about 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning the truck driver was traveling north on Interstate 95, driving in the left lane of the highway. The tractor trailer truck was hauling staging equipment for the Carrie Underwood concert scheduled for Saturday night at the MGM Grand Theater at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT. ... Read More

STRATFORD, CT – A truck driver died last Saturday after his tractor trailer truck was hit by a car on a Connecticut Highway in Fairfield County, CT. The truck accident happened on Interstate 95 in the town of Stratford, CT. The area is in the south central section of the state between Bridgeport and New Haven, 55 miles southwest of Hartford, CT and 64 miles northeast of New York City.

The back trailer section of the rig finally came to a stop on the center highway Jersey barrier median, blocking the inner left northbound lane of the interstate.

At around 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning, March 6th, 53 year old truck driver David Rapoport of Warwick, Rhode Island, was traveling south on Interstate 95 in a Roadway truck, hauling a load of non-perishable freight items. ... Read More

STAMFORD, CT – A man died last Tuesday morning after a truck accident on a Connecticut highway. The collision between the van and tractor trailer happened on Interstate 95 in Stamford, Fairfield County, CT. The accident area is in the far southwest corner of the state near the New York border, 21 miles southwest of Bridgeport, CT and 39 miles northeast of New York City.

After being hit by the tractor truck, the Toyota went onto the right side of the interstate and smashed into the guardrail.

Shortly before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, 28 year old Xiaoyuan Huang of Flushing, New York was driving a Toyota Sienna van north in the right lane on Interstate 95 between exits 5 and 6 in the city of Stamford, CT. ... Read More

NEW HARTFORD, CT – Diesel fuel spilled on a Connecticut highway Tuesday morning following a truck accident, shutting down traffic for hours. The truck accident happened on Route 8 near New Hartford, CT. The accident area is in the northwest section of the state, 57 miles north of New Haven, CT and 120 miles southwest of Boston.

After losing control, the truck driver skidded across the wet highway surface and banged into a guardrail along side a bridge near New Hartford High School in Connecticut.

Shortly before noon on Tuesday, 56 year old Timothy Meyers of Chittenango, CT was driving his tractor trailer truck south on Route 8 near New Hartford, CT. At one point he maneuvered to avoid hitting a car, and lost control of the semi trailer truck. ... Read More

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