I-84 is expected to be closed for hours due to a spill from one, or both, of the trucks. Detour at exit 8 and take Route 6, then re-enter highway.
Report by Paula Antolini
Nov 7, 2014 7:19AM EDT
Update 2 p.m.:
I-84 Re-Opened in Newtown After Double Truck Crash, One Dead, ID Revealed
Police have released the identity of the man who died in the I-84 double tractor-trailer crash yesterday morning.
Police said Warren Leroy Jefferson, 49, of Bath. Pennsylvania, was driving a Penske tractor-trailer and crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped in the center lane of I-84 between exits 10 and 11 at 4:21 a.m., according to NBC Connecticut.
John Krupskas, 65, of Dickerson City, Pennsylvania, was the other driver, and was transported to Danbury Hospital with minor injuries.
Update 11:53 a.m.:
I-84 Re-Opened After Double Truck Crash, One Dead
After the crash between two tractor-trailers at 4:15 a.m. this morning, I-84 is now re-opened since 10:20 a.m., said Lt. J. Paul Vance, according to the Hartford Courant.
The preliminary investigation indicates that that one truck crashed into the back of another, according to NBC Connecticut, killing one of the drivers.
Original Report 7:29 a.m.:
BREAKING NEWS: Double Truck Crash on I-84 East Closes Road, One Dead
Two tractor-trailers collided on I-84, between exits 10 and 11, at approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning, leaving one person dead (according to NBC Connecticut and state police).
The road is closed and will likely remain closed for ours due to a spill from one or both trucks and removal of the vehicles.
Motorists are advised to detour by taking Exit 8, then travel on Route 6 to re-enter the highway.
The identity of the deceased has not been revealed.
Bethel Advocate will update this story as we receive more information.