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Rollover tractor trailer accident injures driver, snarls evening commute

A rollover tractor trailer accident on I-84 in Danbury snarled the evening commute.  Two lanes were closed eastbound by the exit 6 on ramp shortly after 3:30pm.  According to police dispatch reports debris from the crash fell from the highway overpass onto North Street and hit a car.  That debris was cleared quickly. 

The highway was closed until about 9:30pm. 

The truck driver, 50-year old Ronald Mike Smith, was injured in the crash and transported to Danbury Hospital.  A passenger was also injured and taken to the hospital.  Smith was charged with failure to maintain lane.

Firefighters worked to clean up the fluid spill on the highway as Connecticut State Police, the DOT and the removal crews remained on scene with the vehicle.  The decision was made to remove it after rush hour.

(Photo: DFD)

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