State Police: 1 dead in Milford dump truck crash on I-95

Posted: Updated:
A person died after a dump truck rolled over on I-95 in Milford Thursday, officials say. A person died after a dump truck rolled over on I-95 in Milford Thursday, officials say.
MILFORD -

A dump truck driver died after the truck's bed struck an overpass on I-95 in Milford Thursday, officials say.

The incident happened in the northbound lanes between exits 40 and 41 at 7:51 a.m.

All three northbound lanes of the highway were closed for nearly seven hours after the accident, but the truck has since been towed away and the lanes have reopened.

State police say the driver of the dump truck died in the crash when he was ejected from the vehicle. A physician and an off-duty EMT were driving by at the time and gave the man initial medical care.

MORE: Connecticut Transportation

They say the bed of the truck was in the upright position when it struck the Quarry Road overpass in Milford. It appeared that the impact ripped the box from the truck and crushed the cab.

Officials say a Jeep also struck the dump truck after the crash and the driver of the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Quarry Road across I-95 was initially closed as well Thursday morning due to damage concerns on the bridge, but DOT workers deemed it safe and the road was reopened.

News of the incident brought groups of onlookers onto the Quarry Road overpass, who watched as crews cleared the area throughout the day.

  • Connecticut SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards

    24th annual Critics' Choice Awards

    "Roma" was the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron.
    "Roma" was the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron.
  • Your Photos: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

    Your Photos: National Dress Up Your Pet Day

    Got a snapshot of Sparky in a suit or Fido in a fedora? We want to see!
    Got a snapshot of Sparky in a suit or Fido in a fedora? We want to see!
  • VIEW: Old Tappan Zee Bridge gets demolished with explosives

    VIEW: Old Tappan Zee Bridge gets demolished with explosives

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 11:47 AM EST2019-01-15 16:47:07 GMT

    The remains of the old eastbound Tappan Zee Bridge were demolished with explosive charges Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    The remains of the old eastbound Tappan Zee Bridge were demolished with explosive charges Tuesday, Jan. 15.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."