Coyote Causes Multicar Crash on Merritt Parkway

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    Westport police
    After a coyote wandered onto the highway, there was a multicar crash and a car fire.

    Route 15 north was closed between exits 42 and 44 in Westport for about an hour after a coyote wandered onto the highway.

    Police responded to a multicar crash and car fire on the Merritt Parkway around 7:30 a.m. and learned that one of the driver had hit a coyote, police said.

    No one was hurt, police said.

    The last Westport Fire unit left the scene at 8:28 a.m.

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