Tractor-trailer crashes, killing driver at Northway Exit 16
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Tractor-trailer crashes, killing driver at Northway Exit 16

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WILTON — State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer that occurred Friday afternoon on the Northway.

The accident happened at about 12:30 p.m. in the southbound side of the Northway just south of Exit 16 in Wilton.

A preliminary investigation has determined that a tractor-trailer traveling south veered off the highway into the median, crashed and burst into flames, according to a news release.

The driver of the tractor-trailer died.

The identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

No other vehicles were involved, and there were no other injuries, police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The left and center southbound lanes of the Northway remained closed at Exit 16 late Friday afternoon.

WILTON — State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer that occurred Friday afternoon on the Northway.

The accident happened at about 12:30 p.m. in the southbound side of the Northway just south of Exit 16 in Wilton. Preliminary investigation has determined that a tractor-trailer traveling south veered off the highway into the median, crashed and burst into flames, according to a news release.

The driver of the tractor-trailer is deceased. The identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. No other vehicles were involved, and there were no other injuries, police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The left and center lanes southbound lanes of the Northway remain closed at Exit 16.

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