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.