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Driver killed after rig goes off Connecticut highway

January 11, 2019 GMT

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tractor-tractor driver has died in a crash on a Connecticut highway.

State police say the rig was heading southbound on Interstate 95 Friday morning in Milford when it went off the roadway, struck a guard rail then went down an embankment before hitting several trees.

Police say the driver, 57-year-old Jean Fabre-Benoit, of Prospect, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m. and forced the closure of the right and center lanes of the highway during the busy morning commute.

The tractor-trailer was carrying bottled water.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.