Tractor-trailer fire caused delays on I-95 in Stonington

Members of the Stonington Fire Department respond to a tractor trailer accident on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, south of the exit 92 ramp on Interstate 95 southbound.  The driver was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries after the truck veered off the side of the road and caught fire after crashing in a ravine. Interstate 95 southbound is down to one lane in the area but will remain open.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Members of the Stonington Fire Department respond to a tractor trailer accident on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, south of the exit 92 ramp on Interstate 95 southbound. The driver was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries after the truck veered off the side of the road and caught fire after crashing in a ravine. Interstate 95 southbound is down to one lane in the area but will remain open. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Stonington — State police and environmental cleanup crews remain at the scene Tuesday night of an Interstate 95 south crash that saw a tractor-trailer peel off the right lane shoulder, turn over and catch fire Tuesday afternoon.

State police said Tuesday night that the operator of the tractor-trailer, who was transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital with a minor rib injury, was found at fault and would be cited for failure to maintain lane.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and no other injuries were reported, state police said.

The right lane of I-95 south was closed much of Tuesday as crews responded to the accident shortly after 2:45 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Crews cleared the scene shortly after midnight.

DOT officials said the incident happened about 1½ miles beyond Exit 92 at the Stonington-North Stonington line and caused traffic delays.

Members of the Stonington Fire Department respond to a tractor trailer accident on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, south of the exit 92 ramp on Interstate 95 southbound.  The driver was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries after the truck veered off the side of the road and caught fire after crashing in a ravine. Interstate 95 southbound is down to one lane in the area but will remain open.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Members of the Stonington Fire Department respond to a tractor trailer accident on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, south of the exit 92 ramp on Interstate 95 southbound. The driver was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries after the truck veered off the side of the road and caught fire after crashing in a ravine. Interstate 95 southbound is down to one lane in the area but will remain open. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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