WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two men have died in separate accidents Saturday on Interstate 91 in central Connecticut.
State police said 51-year-old David Sanchez of New Haven was killed when his car rear-ended a tractor-trailer, wedged underneath it, and caught fire at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The crash happened near southbound Exit 13 in Wallingford. The truck driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
WTNH-TV reports police say a Bronx, New York, man was killed in the same area at about 2:30 a.m., when the car he was riding in hit another car and overturned. The car’s driver, 28-year-old Sean Brown of Ardsley, New York, and another passenger, 25-year-old Jasmine Clifford of Greenwich, were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The occupants of the other car weren’t hurt.
The accidents backed up the highway for several hours Saturday morning.