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Six Hospitalized, Including Two Children, In I-95 Pileup

Connecticut State Police released details of a seven-car accident on I-95 east of New Haven that injured nine people including two from Rye and one from Oakland, N.J., on Monday.
Connecticut State Police released details of a seven-car accident on I-95 east of New Haven that injured nine people including two from Rye and one from Oakland, N.J., on Monday. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A seven-car accident on Interstate 95 in Connecticut injured six people including two children and one man from Rye, and one from Oakland, N.J.

Hospitalized were Rye residents Peter Thomas, 40, his 12-year-old daughter Anabelle Thomas and 12-year-old Reilly Traynor, also of Rye. Traynor was listed in critical condition.

Anabelle Thomas and Traynor were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The accident, which occurred about 1:20 p.m. on Monday on I-95 in Branford, Conn., tied up traffic on the major interstate highway for hours.

According to a Connecticut State Police news release, the accident, which occurred on southbound Interstate 95 between exits 54 and 53, was caused by a box truck which failed to come to a stop after cars in front of the truck began to slow down.

Hospital officials told the New Haven Register four adults and two children were being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The other injured adults were: Jesse Delucca, 37, a native of Oradell, N.J., now living in Oakland, N.J.; Emma Godi, 18, of Chester, Conn.; and James Ryan, 65, of Warwick, R.I.

Firefighters from Branford and East Haven fire departments responded to the accident and worked to free the victims from their vehicles.

The multiple-car pileup caused traffic to back up for nearly four miles Monday.

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