On Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 at approximately 8:34 PM, a two-vehicle collision occurred on Interstate 95 northbound on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q-Bridge) in the City of New Haven. A Mazda5, driven by Beth Weinstein had stopped on the right shoulder due to a flat tire, while a tractor-trailer was traveling in the right lane, which is designated as the exit #50 exit-only lane. While passing the car, the tractor-trailer collided with it, causing the tractor-trailer to then hit the concrete traffic barrier on the right shoulder and catch fire. The tractor-trailer then traveled across four lanes of traffic and collided with the concrete traffic barrier in the left median, where it was also engulfed by fire. The driver of the tractor-trailer was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the car was transported to Yale Hospital with minor injuries. The identity of driver of the tractor-trailer and next of kin have not been identified at this time, and the investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

2023-04-02@9:11pm–#New Haven CT– #cttraffic– I-95 north and southbound is shut down due to a tractor-trailer crash with fire. No word on any injuries.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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