Wallingford man dies after rear-ending tractor trailer on I-95 in New Haven

Alexa Philippou, Hartford Courant

A Wallingford man has died after an accident involving a tractor trailer early Sunday morning, Connecticut State Police said.

Police received multiple 911 calls around 2:13 a.m. Sunday after a car slammed into a tractor trailer on I-95 North, just south of the Exit 46 off-ramp in New Haven. Police say the tractor trailer was slowing for upcoming construction traffic when it was rear-ended by a 2015 Kia Optima LX driven at a “high rate of speed.”

The driver and sole occupant of the car, 20-year-old Michael Reilly of Wallingford, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Anyone with information regarding this accident is encouraged to contact Troop G Bridgeport barracks at 203-696-2500.

Alexa Philippou can be reached at aphilippou@courant.com

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