Truck Driver Carrying Equipment For Carrie Underwood Concert Dies In Fiery Crash

This is sad news.

A truck driver carrying staging equipment for Carrie Underwood’s concert at Foxwoods Casino, in Connecticut tonight, plunged off Interstate 95 northbound near exit 91, and burst into flames. The driver was killed in the fire:

State police say the crash happened around 8 a.m. on Saturday. It shut down I-95 northbound for hours as the state Department of Transportation and local fire departments assessed the damage to the overpass.

As of 2 p.m. one northbound lane was open. Police estimated that the highway won’t be clear until after 7 p.m. Traffic signs have been placed to reroute motorists.

State police said the driver of the truck was burned so badly that dental records would need to be used to confirm the driver’s identity. No other people or vehicles were involved in the crash.

A Foxwoods representative said Carrie’s concert would go on as planned. 

Via Eyewitness News 3

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