Tractor-trailer driver injured during rollover on I-91 in Wallin - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Tractor-trailer driver injured during rollover on I-91 in Wallingford

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Rollover crash was reported on Interstate 91 northbound in Wallingford. (WFSB) Rollover crash was reported on Interstate 91 northbound in Wallingford. (WFSB)
After the crash, the tractor-trailer caught on fire. (Wallingford and East Wallingford volunteer fire departments) After the crash, the tractor-trailer caught on fire. (Wallingford and East Wallingford volunteer fire departments)
A driver suffered "minor injuries" after this rollover. (Wallingford and East Wallingford volunteer fire departments) A driver suffered "minor injuries" after this rollover. (Wallingford and East Wallingford volunteer fire departments)
WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A tractor-trailer driver suffered “minor injuries” after a rollover crash closed a section of Interstate 91 northbound in Wallingford on Tuesday morning.

Dominique Phil Jenkins was driving in a tractor trailer northbound on I-91 near Exit 15 around 4:30 a.m. when police said he lost control of the vehicle.

Police said Jenkins drove over a wired rope guard rail before hitting a Department of Transportation sign. The impact caused the trailer to be “breached” and lose its cargo onto the highway.

After the crash, police said the tractor-trailer caught on fire and “became engulfed” in flames.

A driver passing bye was able to help Jenkins out of the vehicle.

Police said Jenkins was issued an infraction for failure to maintain established lane.

Jenkins was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, police said.

The tractor-trailer was towed from the scene.

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