• August 17, 2022

One Killed in Fiery Truck accident on I-91 in East Windsor, CT

East Windsor, CT — August 14, 2022, one person died in a fiery collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 91 in East Windsor.

Reports say the incident happened around 11:20 p.m. on southbound I-91 between exits 42 and 44. Preliminary investigation suggests only that a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided in the roadway, after which both caught fire.

The car's driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Fiery Truck Accident on I-91 in East Windsor

It's not clear yet how this crash happened or what started it. Until those and other questions are answered it's best not to jump to any conclusions. Police still have to look into many potential contributing factors: Driver mistakes like distraction, speeding, or intoxication, problems or defects in the vehicles, road conditions and design, visibility and sightlines, missing or unclear signage, bad weather, other traffic in the area, and many other things that could have influenced or even caused the crash.

One Killed in Fiery Truck Accident on I-91 in East Windsor, CT

It's always important to consider all the variables before drawing any conclusions. I've seen too many folks read a few vague sentences in the news and make up their minds right away, only for more information to come out and change their minds. Of course a "by the book" police investigation might not find those crucial details before coming to a close.

After a major accident--particularly one involving a commercial truck--an independent investigation usually stands a better chance of learning the real story--including the smaller details that police sometimes overlook. Whatever the truth turns out to be, everyone involved and affected deserves all the answers they can get. Those answers would also help determine what other steps, if any, should be taken.

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