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According to police, a vehicle being driven by Kenya Porter of Bridgeport, another vehicle being driven by Stephen Hegarty of North Haven and another vehicle being driven by Gary Babon of Meriden were traveling on Route 15 northbound in Milford when Babon struck Hegarty’s vehicle from behind. Babon also struck the rear end and passenger side of Porter’s vehicle. There was a passenger in Porter’s vehicle at the time of the accident. Police say the passenger was 18-year-old Keyon Porter, also of Bridgeport.
All occupants of all vehicles were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Babon sustained serious injuries in the accident.
Route 15 Northbound was shut down for four hours. Approximately 60 feet of steel metal beam guardrail was damaged in the median.
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The southbound lanes of Route 15 were reopened by 3:35 p.m.. The northbound lanes remain closed. Drivers should seek an alternate route.
DOT officials reported at 4:32 p.m. that they hope to have the northbound lanes back open within an hour, but very heavy delays remain on Route 15 going northbound. There are also slowdowns on Interstate 95 northbound in the Milford area due to additional volume.
Around 6:40 p.m., officials reported that the northbound lanes had reopened.
The crash remains under investigation.