Police report that four persons died after a tractor-trailer was rear-ended on I-95 near Stamford early on Saturday.
At 3:05 in the morning, state police were called to a two-car collision on I-95 Northbound close to exit 8.
Their inquiry revealed that a tractor-trailer was moving slowly in the center lane due to heavy traffic.
Unable to halt, an SUV that was behind the tractor-trailer ran into its back end.
Why the SUV didn’t stop is unknown.
The 45-year-old tractor-trailer driver did not sustain any wounds.
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Joel Francisco Contreras-Paniagua, the SUV’s 49-year-old driver, and his three passengers, Lorena Contreras Francisco Reyes, 59, Joel Contreras Francisco, 29, and Daniel Contreras Francisco, 23, were all declared de@d at the site.
They were all residents of Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia.
The tweet below confirms the news:
4 Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-95 North in Stamford https://t.co/Nw0nrKdYem
— NBC Connecticut (@NBCConnecticut) May 13, 2023
The accident is still being looked into.
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