Traffic was snarled for hours Tuesday morning on Interstate 95 south in West Haven after a tractor-trailer and a FedEx truck collided at 5 a.m. between exits 42 and 41.
The tractor-trailer stopped for traffic in a construction zone and the FedEx truck struck, police said. The tractor-trailer driver complained of minor back pain but denied medical attention and the FedEx driver sustained minor cuts, complained of chest pain and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital by ambulance, police said.
The crash caused major traffic delays for morning commuters.
About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled and state transportation and environmental officials were called to clean up, police said.
The FedEx driver, Hugo Zevallos, 39, of New York, was issued an infraction, failure to maintain a reasonable distance/commercial vehicle/construction zone.