I-91 north reopens after fatal dump truck crash in Wethersfield

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — I-91 northbound has reopened after a dump truck crashed into the embankment in Wethersfield.

At approximately 3:55 a.m. Friday morning, a dump truck veered off of the road on I-91 northbound between exits 26 and 27. This closed the highway for several hours but it has since reopened to traffic.

The fire department worked to extricate the operator, who was pronounced dead shorty after on scene. The driver has been identified as 36-year-old Kevin Lockery. He was transported to Hartford Hospital following the crash. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The right two lanes were closed to traffic for several hours. Exit 26 was also closed briefly as crews lifted and removed the dump truck.

It is unknown what caused the crash, but drivers were advised to avoid the area as crews investigated the scene.

The crash resulted in heavy delays for morning rush hour.

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