State Police investigate I-91 accident in Meriden

(WTNH - Keith Porter)

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — State police are investigating an I-91 car crash that left one driver with serious injuries.

Troopers say the crash happened on 1-91 southbound near exit 17 just before 3:00 Wednesday afternoon.

A freightliner truck was stopped for traffic in a construction zone, when a second vehicle struck the freightliner from behind after following too closely. The vehicle then crashed into the barrier in the right shoulder. 

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A Life-Star Helicopter was sent to the scene for the driver of the second vehicle, 24-year-old Adolpho Nunes of Prospect, who sustained life-threatening injuries. Nunes was transported to Hartford Hospital, but there is no word on his condition.

Police say the driver of the freightliner, Leroy Isacc of Bridgeport, did not have any apparent injuries and was not sent to the hospital.

The police report also notes that the airbags in both vehicles did not deploy.

The Meriden Fire Department and EMS assisted at the accident scene.

Drivers on 1-91 south experienced heavy delays for miles until about 4:00pm on Wednesday.

The incident is still under further investigation. State Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call them at (203)-393-4200 at extension 3015.

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