Two killed in overnight crash on I-91 in Rocky Hill - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Two killed in overnight crash on I-91 in Rocky Hill

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Emergency crews blocking I-91 southbound Friday night in Rocky Hill after a deadly crash.  (WFSB) Emergency crews blocking I-91 southbound Friday night in Rocky Hill after a deadly crash. (WFSB)
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

Two people were killed in an overnight crash along Interstate 91.

The crash occurred along I-91 southbound near exit 24 shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday.

According to State Police a tractor trailer was stopped in heavy traffic in the center lane of I-91 southbound near exit 24 in Rocky Hill.  Police said an earlier disabled vehicle in the area lead to the traffic delays.

Witnesses told police that a vehicle then approached the area at a high rate of speed.  That vehicle struck the back of the tractor trailer which was stopped.  It spun out of control before coming to a rest on the right shoulder.

The driver and passenger in the vehicle were both pronounced dead at the scene.  Police have identified them as 25-year-old Jose Diana and 21-year-old Mark Nunez, both of Middletown.

Police said the driver of the tractor trailer, 35-year-old Eric Davis of Goldsboro, OH was not injured.  His passenger, 29-year-old Robert Lemelin of Las Vegas, NV was taken to Hartford Hospital with minor injuries.

State Police closed the highway for several hours, it was reopened around 3 a.m .Saturday.

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