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I-95 Closed For Hours After Fatal Crash In Westport

Traffic is backed up I-95 South at Saugatuck Avenue/Route 33 in Westport after a fatal crash early Saturday morning.
Traffic is backed up I-95 South at Saugatuck Avenue/Route 33 in Westport after a fatal crash early Saturday morning. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

updated: WESTPORT, Conn. — One person was killed and several others injured after a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Westport early Saturday morning, state police confirmed.

I-95 northbound was closed for nearly seven hours between Exits 17 and 18 because the accident, which occurred at about 5:15 a.m., the Department of Transportation reported. The highway finally reopened just after noon, DOT said.

One person died, and three to four others suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment in the crash, State Trooper Kelly Grant said.

At least two vehicles were involved, and troopers were investigating whether a third vehicle was involved, Grant said.

The roadway was closed in the area of the crash while State Police completed their investigation.

The victims were not identified, and state police did not release any details of the crash. In the hours after the crash, traffic tie-ups were reported back into Norwalk, with cars exiting I-95 for Route 7, Route 1 and area surface streets, DOT said.

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