At least one truck driver from Pennsylvania and his dog died following an accident of two tractor-trailers early Friday morning along I- 84.

Authorities identified the truck driver as Warren Jefferson, age 49; resident of Bath, Pa., died when his truck collided with another tractor-trailer during a heavy traffic along the eastward lanes just before exit 11 at about 4:00 o’clock in the morning on Friday.

According to spokesperson for the State Police, Lt. J. Paul Vance, spokesman for the State Police, Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene due to his serious injuries. The other driver, identified John Krupskas, age 65, resident of Dickson City, Pa., was delivered to Danbury Hospital. Medical staff said that Krupsakas sustained minor injuries.

Due to the accident, they have to close the eastbound lanes of I-84 to avoid traffic jam. The traffic was backed up for hours along the highway and surrounding roads. Motorists were relieved when the highway was re-opened about 10:00 o’clock that morning.

Chief Bill Halstead of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue said that the collision caused both of the trucks’ cargoes to spill all over the three lanes eastbound of the highway.

The truck driven by Jackson was owned by the Penske Truck Leasing Co. while the vehicle driven by Krupskas was registered under the Kane Freight Lines Inc., of Taylor, Pa. One truck was loaded with paper products and the other truck was carrying foam insulation on board. With these cargoes scattered all over the highway, it would take quite awhile to clear the way.

Halstead said that they got assistance from Sandy Hook that sent more than 20 firefighters to help state troopers direct the traffic.

Halstead stated that traffic was detoured along Rte. 34, but was caused additional delay was the overnight construction along the Bridge of Rochambeau. Drivers were diverted to Rte. 25 that was running along the central Newtown that was causing heavy delays for more than three hours that Friday morning. Traffic along I-84 was rerouted east from exit 10 all the way to the exit 6.

According to state police, a man from Pennsylvania died following his vehicle collided with another rig that was made to stop along the thick traffic on Interstate 84 East in Newtown that early morning.

Police confirmed that 49-years-old Warren Leroy Jefferson resident of Bath. Pennsylvania was behind the wheel of a Penske tractor-trailer and rear-ended into the back of a tractor-trailer that halted in the center lane of I-84 between exits 10 and 11 at 4:21 o’clock that morning.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Jefferson was declared dead at the scene while the other driver, identified as 65-years-old John Krupskas, resident of Dickerson City, Pennsylvania, was delivered to Danbury Hospital sustaining minor injuries.

After several hours, the road has reopened but there were still residual delays from the Danbury area to Rte. 6.

If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact a car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

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