I-95 South in Fairfield Reopens After 3 Crashes

By Ari Mason
|  Saturday, Oct 19, 2013  |  Updated 7:46 PM EDT
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I-95 South in Fairfield Reopens After 3 Crashes

Connecticut Department of Transportation

Traffic is backed up for miles before and after the multiple-car crash that shut down I-95 southbound near exit 21.

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Interstate 95 southbound in the Southport section of Fairfield has reopened after  three multiple-car crashes in the area.

According to state police, a five-car crash, a three-car crash and a crash involving a car and truck all occurred in the same area of the highway.

An erratic driver caused the chain reaction crash that sent three people to the hospital including an infant, state police said. Their injuries are not life threatening.

One vehicle was overturned, according to the state Dept. of Transportation.

The crashes happened between exits 22 and 21 southbound on I-95. Traffic is beginning to get by using the right shoulder and is backed up about four miles to exit 27, the DOT said.

The highway was closed for an hour.


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