Police identify truck driver killed in fiery highway crash

Updated 8:25 am PDT, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • A 61-year-old Walliongford man was killed on Monday, Aug/ 19, 2019 in a crash on I-395 in Norwich.

    Robert P. Neubig, of Signal Road, was killed after his oversized tractor-trailer struck struck an overpass shortly after noon. State Police said Neubig “was driving a tractor trailer unit that was hauling an over height trailer.

    The trailer struck an overpass causing the operator to loose control of the truck and trailer. The truck and trailer unit turned onto its side, the tractor portion ignited and came to uncontrolled final rest blocking the entirety of the highway.”

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    A 61-year-old Walliongford man was killed on Monday, Aug/ 19, 2019 in a crash on I-395 in Norwich. Robert P.

    Neubig, of Signal Road, was killed after his oversized tractor-trailer struck struck an overpass

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A 61-year-old Walliongford man was killed on Monday, Aug/ 19, 2019 in a crash on I-395 in Norwich. Robert P. Neubig, of Signal Road, was killed after his oversized tractor-trailer struck struck an overpass shortly after noon.

State Police said Neubig “was driving a tractor trailer unit that was hauling an over height trailer. The trailer struck an overpass causing the operator to loose control of the truck and trailer. The truck and trailer unit turned onto its side, the tractor portion ignited and came to uncontrolled final rest blocking the entirety of the highway.”

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A 61-year-old Walliongford man was killed on Monday, Aug/ 19, 2019 in a crash on I-395 in Norwich.

Robert P. Neubig, of Signal Road, was killed after his oversized tractor-trailer struck struck an overpass

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NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police have identified a tractor-trailer driver who died in a fiery crash that forced the closure of an eastern Connecticut highway for more than seven hours. State Police said Tuesday that 61-year-old Robert Neubig, of Wallingford, Connecticut, was killed when the truck flipped on its side and caught fire after the too-tall trailer hit an overpass on Interstate 395 southbound in Norwich on Monday afternoon. A passenger in the truck was not injured.

The wrecked big rig blocked the entire southbound side of the highway.

The crash remains under investigation.

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