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Coyote Causes Fiery Multi-Car Accident in Westport

The accident occurred on the Merritt Parkway, northbound, between exit 42 and 44.

 

Westport Firefighters responded to a multi-vehicle accident where one of the vehicles was on fire at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Robert Kepchar.

The accident occurred on the Merritt Parkway, northbound, between exit 42 and 44.

“Arriving fire units went to work extinguishing the fully involved car fire and checking the occupants of the vehicles for injuries,” Kepchar said. The drivers of the vehicles stated that each one of them had hit a coyote that had wandered onto the roadway.”

There were no injuries to the occupants of the vehicles. State police stopped all northbound traffic for the duration of the incident. They are in charge of the investigation. The last Westport Fire unit left the scene at 8:28 a.m., Kepchar said. 

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