Truck driver killed in crash on I-95; traffic snarled all day
Traffic snarled for hours on I-95
MILFORD — A fatal highway crash caused heavy delays on Interstate 95 for nearly 10 hours Friday.
The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed Friday morning after his truck, carrying bottled water, went down an embankment off southbound I-95. The Associated Press said State Police identified the driver as 57-year-old Jean Fabre-Benoit of Prospect.
The crash happened around 6:35 a.m. between the rest stop and Exit 40.
When firefighters got there, they reported a tractor-trailer off the road and into the wooded area, according to a news release from fire Capt. Stephen Rabel.
“The driver of the vehicle was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated,” he said. “The extrication was complicated by having to remove trees and
brush, as well as having to deal with spilled diesel fuel and a nearby stream.”
Paramedics gave the driver advanced life support during the extrication, Rabel said. Despite these efforts, the driver died as a result of his injuries and was taken by the coroner’s office, Rabel said.
The usual morning rush hour commute was heavily impacted by delays and traffic jams — which continued for hours after morning rush hour subsided.
Traffic was backed up in both directions on Interstate 95 following a tractor-trailer crash in Milford on Friday.