Multi-vehicle crash closed I-95 SB in Greenwich early Monday

UPDATED 10:30 a.m. Monday

State Police said Monday morning that a series of 11 separate crashes, rather than one pile-up closed Interstate 95 southbound Sunday night in Greenwich.

One of the incidents involved a tractor-trailer that clipped a Ford Focus being driven by a Lincoln. R.I. man, sending into the Jersey barrier and then fled the scene.

David P. Johnson, the driver of the Ford, was not injured in the 12:33 a.m. crash, officials said. His car careened into the barrier and struck it on the passenger side. Johnson was alone in the car, according to the report.

The tractor-trailer moved from the left center into the left lane, where it struck the Rhode Island man’s car.

Four of the 11 motor vehicle accidents involved minor injuries, State Police said.

More than 20 vehicles were involved in the series of accidents that stretched between Exits 4-5 on the Mianus River Bridge beginning at 11:30 p.m.

Icy conditions from sleet that began falling at about 6 p.m. contributed to the crashes, officials said.

The highway was reopened at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The Cos Cob Fire Department was among the several agencies that responded to the scene.


The red in this screenshot of Google's traffic map shows where I-95 is at a standstill early Monday.

The red in this screenshot of Google’s traffic map shows where I-95 is at a standstill early Monday.


Jeff Bustraan