Verlean A. Douglas, 67, and Norman Blair Bliss, 52, killed in collision involving school bus and semi trucks on Interstate 84 in East Hartford, Connecticut

Modified Date: 
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 7:08am
Accident Date: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

2 Dead in Fiery Crash Involving School Bus, Trucks on I-84 West in East Hartford

Two people have died after a fiery crash involving a school bus and three trucks on Interstate 84 west in East Hartford on Monday morning, according to state police, and the resulting highway closure caused traffic problems through the evening rush hour.

State Police Identify 2 Killed in Fiery Crash on I-84 West in East Hartford

According to police, the driver of the school bus, later identified as 67-year-old Verlean A. Douglas, of South Windsor, and the driver of one of the tractor-trailer trucks, later identified as 52-year-old Norman Blair Bliss, of Pennsylvania, were both killed in the crash. 

Questions About Safety Record of Company at Center of Double Fatal Crash

NBC Connecticut Investigates has learned A & S Services Group, LLC, the company that owns the truck that triggered a fatal, multi-vehicle crash on I-84 Monday, is considered a high-risk carrier by at least one measure.



People Involved: 
Verlean A. Douglas
Norman Blair Bliss
Interstate 84

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