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Tractor-trailer falls from I-95 onto Rt. 1 in Milford

A driver attempting to pass a car and truck, struck both, sending the truck over the railing.

MILFORD, Conn. — A tractor-trailer that was struck by a passenger car passing on the shoulder of the highway, rolled over the overpass and fell on the roadway below Wednesday. 

Connecticut State Police said the tractor-trailer was the first in a line of three vehicles north of Exit 39B on Interstate 95 South. The truck was being followed by a Honda and then a Toyota.  The Toyota attempted to pass the Honda and the truck on the right shoulder of the highway. 

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It sideswiped the Honda, and struck the rear of the truck, police said. The truck lost control and rolled over the metal guard beam, coming to rest upside down on Route 1 below. 

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The driver of the truck, a 47-year-old man from Hartford, was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital with minor injuries. 

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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