A state court jury is set to begin deliberations in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over a crash on Interstate 95 in East Lyme that killed three people in 2007.
Interstate 95 northbound closed in Groton between exits 88 and 89 Wednesday afternoon after an accident involving three cars and a tanker truck carrying fuel oil, The tanker overturned and about half its cargo spilled. Later in the afternoon rush hour, a single travel lane opened. .
State police say the area around Routes 10 and 322 in Southington is being evacuated this afternoon, after a tanker truck caught fire.
An oil tanker has overturned on Route 8 North in Thomaston, spilling fuel and forcing the shutdown of the northbound section between exits 39 and 41.
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. says it won’t appeal a contract for airborne refueling tankers awarded to Boeing. It’s seen as a win for Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney, which makes engines for the Boeing plane.
Boeing, with engines by Connecticut-based Pratt and Whitney is the winner of the Pentagon contract for a new air refueling military tanker.
The Pentagon is expected to announce its decision on a new airborne refueling tanker for the military — either the Boeing version, with engines from East Hartford-based Pratt and Whitney, or the version from European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, It will replace the KC 135 shown here.