Crash Causes Mess on I-91 in Enfield

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    A car carrier struck the Route 5 overpass while traveling on I-91 south in Enfield Tuesday afternoon. The accident shut down the southbound lanes while crews cleaned up the mess. (Published Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013)

    Interstate 91 southbound was closed in Enfield during rush hour Tuesday after a car carrier struck the Route 5 overpass at exit 49, state police said.

    The accident happened around 5 p.m. when a tractor-trailer towing a car carrier attempted to cross underneath the Route 5 overpass.

    According to police, one of the cars it was towing struck the underside of the overpass.

    The tractor-trailer was driven by Charles Blake, 41, of Belllows Falls, Vt., a driver with New Hampshire-based KRW Auto Transport and Towing.

    Blake was not injured, police said.

    Debris from the collision hit a car traveling southbound, drivin by Steven Roche, 50, of 77 Bobolink Lane in Somers. Roche was not injured. His car sustained minor damage, police said.

    A DOT crew arrived at the scene to inspect the bridge.

    No serious damage was reported, but the accident caused a mess in the southbound lanes.

    Police began to allow cars to pass the accident on the right-hand shoulder, but traffic remained congested for several hours, police said.

    State police said no injuries have been reported.


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