New Haven man dead after 3-car crash on I-91

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) —- According to North Haven fire fighters, one person is dead after a multi-vehicle accident on I-91 this morning.

On Sunday morning at about 2:40 a.m., the North Haven fire department responded to a motor vehicle accident on I-91 Northbound between exits 10 and 12.

Upon their arrival, they found a three car accident with a Ford F150, a Ford Fiesta and a Jeep Liberty. The Ford F150 was completely engulfed in flames. Officials are unsure what type of collision took place.

Fire crews worked to put out the fire and extricate the victims from the vehicle.

Officials say 34-year-old Benjamin Franklin Morant Jr. of New Haven was alone in the Ford Fiesta and he sustained a fatal injury in the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three people in the Ford F150 and three people in the Jeep Liberty were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with minor injuries.

North Haven firefighters say while they were working to transport people to the hospital, two people ran away from the scene.

The accident is now cleared and I-91 is open to all traffic.

 

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