Crash Snarls I-95 N in Fairfield

A car and a tractor-trailer carrying batteries crashed in Fairfield Tuesday morning, sending two people to the hospital and snarling up traffic for miles. 

The truck and a 2000 Nissan Maxima crashed at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95 northbound near exit 19. 

The tractor-trailer had jackknifed and was blocking the northbound lanes between exits 19 and 20, state police said.

Firefighters found the driver of the tractor-trailer lying on the side of the roadway. She was treated for non life-threatening injuries and taken to Bridgeport Hospital. 

The Nissan was crushed against the center median divider. The driver was trapped inside. 

Firefighters extricated the driver from the vehicle and an ambulance transported the man to Norwalk Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

Hazmat crews responded to clean up about 100 gallons of diesel fuel and other vehicle fluids that leaked onto the highway, assistant chief George Gomola said.

I-95 was closed for approximately two and a half hours while firefighters, clean up contractors and heavy-duty wreckers removed the vehicles and cleaned up the hazardous materials.

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