Connecticut Police Say Loose Barrel Caused Highway Pileup

January 14, 2009

Connecticut state police say a 13-car pileup on Interstate 95 in Greenwich last weekend appears to have been caused by a loose construction barrel.

Troopers say Sunday’s wreck began when a car driver swerved to avoid the barrel, which was in the center lane on the northbound side of the highway near Exit 4. The accident caused some minor injuries and a two-hour shutdown of the freeway.

State police say they’re still investigating. It’s not clear where the barrel came from.

A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation says the agency reviewed its bridge replacement project near the crash site and determined that no materials or equipment were missing.


Information from: Greenwich Time

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