Officials: 1 dead in fiery rollover crash in Groton

State police say a truck collided into the back of a car after the car stopped in a right lane because its tire deflated. The rollover and fire followed.

News 12 Staff

Apr 21, 2023, 9:18 PM

Updated 364 days ago

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The mayor of New London Michael Passero says one person is dead and several others are injured after a fuel tank rollover sparked a massive fire on the Gold Star Bridge in Groton.
State police say a truck collided into the back of a car after the car stopped in a right lane because its tire deflated. The rollover and fire followed.
They say the truck driver died.
"It looks like a passenger vehicle tire blew out, created an incident with a tractor-trailer truck that went over, spilling about 2,200 gallons of fuel," said Gov. Ned Lamont.


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