Trucks collide on I-91 in Meriden

Report It picture from Rob of truck/tanker crash on I-91 southbound in Meriden, Feb. 10, 2014. (WTNH Report It / Rob)
Report It picture from Rob of truck/tanker crash on I-91 southbound in Meriden, Feb. 10, 2014. (WTNH Report It / Rob)

MERIDEN, Connecticut. (WTNH) — Southbound traffic on I-91 in Meriden came to a halt to this afternoon when two tractor trailers collided. Another crash closed southbound lanes in Cromwell.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes near exit 17.

Police say a vehicle driven by James Condon was stopped due to traffic. Another vehicle driven by Arben Buzali, failed to maintain a proper distance so he didn’t have time to brake and collided into Condon’s vehicle.

Condon suffered a minor injury and Buzali wasn’t injured.

Buzali was issued an infraction for failure to maintain a proper distance.

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Traffic was backed up to at least exit 20.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation said the crash scene was cleared around 6 PM.

Less than an hour later another crash between a tractor trailer and a vehicle closed two lanes of I-91 southbound in Cromwell between Exits 22N and 21. That crash was expected to take up to three hours to clear.

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