Tractor-trailer truck crashes and burns on I-91

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Tractor-trailer truck crashes and burns on I-91

A tractor-trailer driver was cited after the truck he was in was involved in a fiery crash that caused traffic tie-ups Tuesday morning.

The truck flipped over near Exit 15 at about 4:30 a.m. and went up in flames, according to NBC Connecticut.

The driver, Dominique Jenkins of Pennsylvania, was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Sundwall said. The driver was able to escape the vehicle with the help of passing motorists.

Wallingford firefighters responded to battle the flames after a tractor-trailer crashed, rolled over and caught fire early Tuesday on Interstate 91.

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NBC reports the right and center lanes were closed for hours as crews cleaned up fuel that spilled and investigated the crash.

Jenkins was given a ticket for failure to maintain an established lane, state police said.

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