Coyote Blamed For Crash On Merritt Parkway In Westport

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A Westport firefighter puts out flames in one of the two cars involved in an accident Wednesday morning on the Merritt Parkway. Both drivers said they hit a coyote that had wandered onto the road.
A Westport firefighter puts out flames in one of the two cars involved in an accident Wednesday morning on the Merritt Parkway. Both drivers said they hit a coyote that had wandered onto the road. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – A coyote in the road apparently caused a fiery two-car crash Wednesday morning.on the Merritt Parkway in Westport.

The drivers involved in the accident said they both hit a coyote that had wandered onto the road, according to Westport Deputy Fire Chief Robert Kepchar.

One of the cars involved in the accident caught on fire. Westport firefighters extinguished the flames, and neither driver was injured, Kepchar said.

The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. between exits 42 and 44 northbound and was cleared by 8:30 a.m., Kepchar said. Connecticut State Police were investigating.

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