Thursday, August 21, 2003
I-95 Multi-Vehicle Accident Kills One
A multi-vehicle accident on I-95’s northbound lane near Westport’s exit 17 killed a Brooklyn, N.Y. man and shut down much of the highway today, forcing cars and trucks to get off on local roadways, state police said.
Two people in a car that collided with a tractor-trailer were seriously hurt in the accident. The man had to be extricated from the car by the Westport Fire Department and later died at Norwalk Hospital, police said.
Police identified him as Howard S. Stein, 57. They said his passenger in the car, Louise Forsyth, 56, also of Brooklyn, was hospitalized. The Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service transported the victims to Norwalk Hospital.
Police said a 1988 Honda driven by Stein moved from the right to the center lane, colliding with a Mack truck. The Honda then hit a third vehicle in the left lane, forcing it into the median barrier.
The 1:50 p.m accident caused a backup that stretched to at least exit 8 in Stamford.
By 4 p.m., the accident had been cleared and drivers were experiencing only the usual late afternoon delays.
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