Overturned vehicle on Merritt Parkway in Trumbull cleared
TRUMBULL — Traffic was backed up on the Merritt Parkway headed south Saturday afternoon because of an overturned vehicle that forced first responders to close the right lane.
The incident is between Exit 52 and Exit 50, according to the state Department of Transportation. It reportedly only involved one vehicle and happened around 4:20 p.m.
CTDOT reports that traffic is backed up for a few miles leading up to the crash. The right lane is closed to all traffic as crews work to clear the scene.
Reports indicated the vehicle might have sparked a fire after it overturned. According to reports, two people were extricated from the vehicle and taken to the hospital.
By 5:20 p.m., the site of the crash had been cleared and traffic was flowing through the area normally again.