Tanker driver Wallace Fauquet III, 42, killed, multiple others hurt after car tire explodes, causing fuel tanker to crash and start large fire on I-95 near Groton, Connecticut

Modified Date: 
Sun, 04/23/2023 - 5:07pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2023

1 dead, 2 hurt in fuel tanker truck's fiery rollover crash on Connecticut bridge

Videos from the scene showed flames burning and smoke rising from a lengthy section of the bridge and spreading to land on the Groton side. Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick said flaming debris fell from the bridge and caused brush fires below, but no one on the ground there was injured.

Fuel truck driver killed in fiery crash on I-95 in Connecticut identified as Wallace Fauquet III

The driver of a fuel truck who died in a fiery crash atop a major highway bridge in Connecticut has been identified as Wallace Fauquet III, 42, of Stonington.

State police released the driver's name Friday evening, hours after the crash sent a huge column of black smoke pouring into the sky and closed part of the bridge for hours.

People Involved: 
Wallace Fauquet III
Groton, CT