Man killed in Stratford crash

Police say Jesus Rivera was killed in the crash on the Merritt Parkway.

Police say Jesus Rivera was killed in the crash on the Merritt Parkway. (4/27/15)

STRATFORD - State police are investigating a crash that killed a Bridgeport man and shut down the Merritt Parkway for seven hours yesterday.

The crash happened at around 1:30 a.m. near Exit 53 in Stratford.

Police say Jesus Rivera, 27, died from his injuries. They say his passenger, 20-year-old Jessica Dasilva, remains in serious condition.

There are also reports that a Department of Transportation driver was hurt when he put flares on the Sikorsky Bridge after the crash.

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