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Kyle Garrity Professor Karin Schwanbeck JRN 160*M HAMDEN- Interstate 790 looked like a warzone on Monday after two people died in a massive 14-car pile up. At 6:45 a.m. two tractor-trailers collided and started a chain reaction crash. There were four tractor-trailers and 14 cars involved. Two car drivers were killed, and 20 others were injured. Two victims were airlifted to Memorial Hospital in critical condition. One of the tractor-trailers was a tanker full of diesel fuel. The truck part of the tanker was damaged after a car hit it, but the truck driver managed to get it stopped at the side of the road. Sgt. Albert Wei of the police department commented that, “Everyone’s lucky the truck didn’t roll, dump fuel or catch fire.”
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Unformatted text preview: Wei said the accident occurred in the northbound lanes but shut down the entire highway in both directions. Fire Chief Tony Sullivan said he had never seen anything that bad since he joined the fire department more than 18 years ago. Sullivan said all five of the fire department’s ambulances were at the scene, along with other ambulances from four nearby cities’ fire departments. The pile up created a mess for rush hour traffic today. Drivers who normally used Interstate 790 had to use Interstate 690, which backed up traffic for three hours. Sgt. Wei could not say when the interstate would reopen, but it was still closed as of 10 a.m. this morning....
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