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A Norwalk photo #149

(Norwalk Fire Department)

NORWALK, Conn. — A tractor trailer traveling south on Interstate 95 slammed into another tractor trailer parked in the breakdown lane, at about 5 a.m. Saturday between exits 13 and 14, Norwalk Fire Department Deputy Chief Ed Prescott said.

The parked tractor trailer had a tire that needed to be repaired and its driver was waiting for help when the passing truck struck it, Prescott said. Both drivers were uninjured.

“The crash ruptured the diesel saddle tank of the disabled truck and spilled the vegetable contents of the other truck across the highway,” Prescott said.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) was called for the fuel spill, that was contained by firefighters, and Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) crews organized the cleanup operation. The high-speed lane was the only lane passable until the cleanup was complete.

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