Fiery truck crash shuts down I-84 in Southbury

Southbury I-84 crash

SOUTHBURY – Part of I-84 was closed due to a crash and fire earlier Saturday morning.

Connecticut State Police say two tractor-trailer trucks were involved in the accident which happened just before 5 a.m. Saturday between exits 16 and 17, One of the trucks caught fire, and all eastbound lanes and two out of three westbound lanes were closed for several hours. Luckily, only one minor injury was reported.   

As of 12:30 p.m. the westbound side of the highway was open, but only one eastbound lane was open as crews worked to remove the wreckage of the burnt truck, make sure the road surface was safe, and repair the guardrail.

The road was completely reopened sometime before 3 p.m.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.  We’ll have more on this story online at on the FOX61 News at 10.