State Police ID driver of fatal I-84 East accident - WFSB 3 Connecticut

State Police ID driver of fatal I-84 East accident

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WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

State police have identified the driver of the tractor trailer that went down an embankment in West Hartford yesterday as 47-year-old John Dilliplane of Philadelphia, Pa.

The highway between exit 39A and 40 was closed around 11 a.m. when a tractor trailer and a flatbed truck towing a trailer collided, police said. The tractor trailer driver lost control, went down an embankment off the interstate near exit 40, and slammed into a utility pole just above New Britain Avenue near the West Farms Mall.

Police said the man driving the tractor trailer died instantly. He was driving a J.S. Express tractor trailer from Philadelphia, carrying 40,000 pounds of juice.

 

The accident is still under investigation.

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