Friday, April 21, 2017
UPDATE A 9-year-old Maine boy died today of injuries suffered in a three-vehicle crash Thursday night that closed a portion of I-95 northbound between Norwalk and Westport for more than four hours, state police said.
Casey Savage, of Kittery, Maine, initially reported as unresponsive, was taken to by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital with a serious head injury and later transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he died today, state police said. He was wearing a seatbelt, police said.
Cars exited at Exit 16 in Norwalk and were allowed back on the highway at Exit 17 in Westport.
The accident occurred about 9:15 p.m. and state police opened the highway northbound at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.
Much of the diverted traffic spilled over onto side roads in Westport.
State police said traffic in the left lane came to sudden stop with two cars stopping just south of Exit 17. But another car failed to stop and hit one car, and that car hit the rear of the other car.
In addition to the child, two drivers were also taken to Norwalk Hospital for minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation, state police said.
The accident happened about five hours after a Peter Pan bus caught fire on I-95 northbound just north of the Hales Road overpass in Westport.
No injuries were reported. Passengers had to wait on a grassy stretch on the side of the road for more than two hours until a replacement bus arrived.
The fire-damaged bus had to be towed from the scene. Westport fire units remained to wash down the highway of foam and fluid spills for three hours.
Meanwhile, northbound traffic backed up to Stamford and beyond with Westport roads also clogged by drivers seeking to avoid the incident scene.
Posted 04/21/17 at 06:30 PM Permalink