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Police: Tire blowout caused rollover on I-95 in Stratford

STRATFORD — A tire blowout led to the rollover crash that backed up traffic on Interstate 95 for hours Wednesday, according to a state police accident report.

A 23-year-old Yonkers, N.Y., man was driving a Ford Econoline E250 van south on Interstate 95, just beyond Exit 30, in the center of three lanes when the rear passenger-side tire blew out, the report said.

When the tire blew out, the report said, the driver lost control over the van, which then “rolled over onto its roof and came to a final rest in the center lane.”

The driver and his 26-year-old Yonkers, N.Y., passenger were taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport by Stratford EMS for minor injuries, the report said.

The crash, first reported around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, backed up traffic for at least 6 miles through evening rush hour. Crews remained on scene into the early-evening hours.

State police said no citations were issued because the crash was caused by mechanical failure.

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