Truck Spills Champagne On I-395

Interstate 395 has reopened in Griswold after a tractor-trailer carrying champagne rear ended a Department of Transportation truck and rolled over on the northbound side, spilling its cargo all over the highway.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m., closing the northbound lanes in the area of exits 85 and 86.

Police said the DOT truck was parked in the left-hand lane doing construction on the highway when the crash happened.

The tractor-trailer rolled over on impact and spilled its cargo all over the highway. The DOT vehicle received minor damage, but the tractor-trailer, driven by William Wronski of Blackstone, Mass., was totaled, police said.

Wronski and DOT truck driver James Tuttle of North Stonington were transported to Backus Hospital for medical evaluations. Police said their injuries did not appear to be serious.

The highway was shut down for several hours as police worked to clear the scene. One lane of traffic reopened 4:30 p.m. and the scene was clear by 8 p.m., according to police and the state Dept. of Transportation.

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