One Dead In Fiery Highway Crash

(Wallingford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – All lanes are open on Interstate 91 in Wallingford after a fiery tractor trailer crash this morning in Wallingford.

State police say one person died in that crash on 91 southbound near exit 14.

The say the rig veered off the road on the right side into trees, before catching fire.

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Danilo Maia of Kearny, New Jersey.

Fire crews and those with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were dispatched to the scene.  Police say DEEP had to removed fuel from the truck’s tank.

That investigation is ongoing.


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