DOT Truck Involved in Serious Crash in North Stonington

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    I-95 southbound was shut down for hours Thursday evening following a three-vehicle crash involving a DOT truck.

    Police are investigating a serious three-car accident involving a state Department of Transportation vehicle on Interstate 95 southbound in North Stonington.

    The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of exit 93 on I-95 southbound. I-95 was closed briefly in both directions. The southbound side remained shut down until 6:30 p.m.

    Crews were patching potholes on the highway when a minivan entered the work zone at a high rate of speed and crashed into one of the DOT trucks, according to Kevin Nursick, a department spokesperson.

    State police said at least three people were seriously injured.

    The driver of the minivan was seriously injured and was flown to the hospital via LifeStar, Nursick said. None of the DOT workers was injured, he said.

    According to state police, a third vehicle was also involved in the crash. State police accident reconstruction teams were called to the scene to investigate.