Stamford man free on bond after allegedly causing fatal crash

State police say 35-year-old Ramsas Rival was either drunk or high on drugs when he struck a sewage tanker near Exit 17 last night in Westport.

State police say 35-year-old Ramsas Rival was either drunk or high on drugs when he struck a sewage tanker near Exit 17 last night in Westport. (9/29/16)

WESTPORT - Police say a Stamford man was intoxicated on drugs and alcohol before causing a fatal crash on I-95 Wednesday night.

State police say 35-year-old Ramsas Rival struck a sewage tanker near Exit 17 in Westport.

Investigators say the tanker hit a guard rail at the end of the Saugatuck River Bridge and rolled over, then struck a light pole and a tree before bursting into flames.

They say the driver, 64-year-old Thomas Reynolds, of Woodbury, Connecticut, was trapped in the vehicle and was killed.

Reynolds worked for H. I. Stone and Son in Southbury. Police say he was driving his regular route on I-95, coming from Bridgeport and heading into New York or New Jersey before the incident.

State police had to shut the southbound side of the highway down for hours after the crash.

Rival was freed on bond after being charged with DUI. He will appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Oct. 20.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

State police trying to identify both pedestrian, driver 1 Police: Person fatally struck by car on I-95 in Greenwich
Workers from New York headed to Stamford Tuesday 2 Striking Charter Communications workers protest in Stamford
Trump's keynote address last night at the Republican 3 Melania Trump's speech shrouded in controversy over plagiarism
State police trying to identify both pedestrian, driver 4 Police trying to identify pedestrian, driver in deadly I-95 accident
5 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

State police say 35-year-old Ramsas Rival was either 1 dead in fiery crash on I-95 in Westport

One person was killed Wednesday in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and at least one

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE