Elijah Vallier Death – Wednesday afternoon, a fatal collision that shut down Interstate 84 for hours claimed the life of a man from New Britain. The collision occurred just before 4:30 p.m. near Exit 30 on I-84 East. The victim, identified as Elijah Vallier, 24, of New Britain, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the state police, Vallier was driving an eastbound 2003 Ford F-250 truck in the right lane of three on the highway when the driver of a 2023 Tesla Model 3 driven by Shannon James Sherry, age 47, of Fairfield, veered across the center lane, into the right lane, and collided with the truck. Sherry is a resident of Fairfield County.
Because of the impact, Vallier was unable to maintain control of the truck, and it proceeded to move across the center lane, enter the grassy median, roll over, and then connect with the metal guardrail that was located on the left shoulder, according to the state police. In addition, authorities stated that the Tesla was brought to a controlled stop on the right shoulder of the freeway.
According to the state police, the collision caused Vallier to receive significant injuries, and he was subsequently pronounced deceased at the site. Trooper Michael Dean of Troop H in Hartford requests that anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage contact him at (860) 534-1098 or [email protected].
Elijah Vallier Obituary and funeral plans will be released by the family…
RELATED ARTICLE: Part of I-84 East in Southington reopens after tractor-trailer crash
According to the state’s transportation administration, one of the lanes in the eastbound direction of Interstate 84 has reopened after being closed due to a collision that involved a car and a tractor-trailer that occurred late on Friday morning. According to the authorities, there was at least one victim who had critical injuries.
According to the reports from the Department of Transportation for the state, the collision took place at approximately 11:10 a.m. between exits 32 and 33 in Southington. According to Sergeant Christine Jeltema of the Connecticut State Police, there have been reports of major injuries.
She said that they were requesting that individuals find alternative routes. The Department of Transportation said that there was a four-mile backup of traffic early on Friday afternoon. It appears that a more compact vehicle collided with the back of the tractor; DOT cameras captured someone being placed on a stretcher and transported in an ambulance after the collision.
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