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Police Release Image of Driver Suspected of Causing Crash Involving Pizza Truck

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Connecticut State Police are searching for the person they believe is responsible for a crash involving a pizza truck on Interstate 91 north Saturday afternoon.

State police released an image of the suspected driver on Tuesday.

Big Green Truck Pizza out of New Haven was involved in the crash that took place on the Middletown/Cromwell line.

According to Connecticut State Police, the vehicles were traveling on Interstate 91 north, south of exit 21 in Cromwell. A vehicle traveling at a high rate speed cut across all lanes of traffic and hit the pizza truck.

The driver who hit the pizza truck then fled on foot, State Police said. The person was described as a male wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey.

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State police released an image of the person suspected of crashing into the Big Green Pizza Truck on I-91.

The driver and passenger of the pizza truck reported minor injuries and were transported to the hospital.

Big Green Truck Pizza spoke out about the incident and posted about the crash on their Facebook.

As a result of the crash, the catering company said their summer events will be greatly impacted.

"It will be hard to find coverage for events on Thursday to Sunday, but we have great friends in the industry that will graciously cover some events," they said on Facebook.

Weddings will have priority if they are booked with Big Green Truck Pizza. They said they'll then contact the last person that scheduled a party to see if it's possible to reschedule.

If the company is unable to accommodate, they said deposits will be refunded in full. If you have an event booked with them and are able to reschedule or no longer wish to have the reservation, they're asking that you email the office at pizza.bgt@gmail.com.

"We want to thank everyone who has called with concern and kind words. We are strong and we will rebuild, however, getting an oven built and shipped will take close to 12 weeks and fabricating a truck with our specifications takes almost a year," they said on Facebook.

There were over two miles of delays and the northbound side of I-91 was closed Saturday after the car overturned.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Bentil at robert.bentil@ct.gov.

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