One person was killed in a five-vehicle crash in New Haven Thursday morning, according to state police.
The crash involved a box truck and a FedEx tractor trailer, according to troopers.
State police identified the victim as Joel Gemme, 38, of Enfield.
Troopers were called to the scene on I-91 South at exit 4, the Trumbull Street exit, around 4 a.m.
They said Gemme's vehicle side-swiped two others, then rear-ended a fourth vehicle.
Gemme's vehicle lost a wheel at that point and struck the fifth vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Drivers in two of the other vehicles were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with minor injuries.
Significant backups were reported in that area.
State police said only the right lane was open. A 2-mile delay was reported as of 6:30 a.m.
As of 10 a.m. the highway was cleared.
Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 203-393-4200.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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