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Two-car crash temporarily closes I-95 in Westport

Firefighters had to lift a car off of one person
Credit: Westport Fire Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A double car crash was reported on I-95 between exits 18-19 around 8:57 AM on Saturday.

At the scene, Connecticut State Police found a person trapped under one of the vehicles.  Westport Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to lift the car enough to remove the injured person.

Officials say they believed that the trapped person was outside of the car in the breakdown lane, checking on a mechanical issue when the vehicle was struck.

Credit: Westport Fire Department

Westport volunteer emergency medical service assisted on scene. Two people reported severe injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

Authorities worked conjunctly with Westport and Fairfield Fire Departments.

CT State Police investigates the cause of the coalition. Anyone with information is to contact (860) 399-2100.