WATERBURY — All lanes are now open following a fatal crash and fuel spill Monday morning.
The area was congested for at least two miles between exits 23 and 19, according to police, when the accident happened around 11:30 a.m. The road was reopened around 1:50 p.m.
State police said Howard Pellagrino, 55, of Waterbury died after colliding into Kazimierz Plaskawicki after the two were traveling westbound on I-84. Police said Plaskawicki was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Connecticut State Police also said between 50-60 gallons of fuel spilled as a result of the crash. Traffic was diverted off I-84 at Exit 19 due to the crash.