A section of Interstate 95 has reopened after a fatal accident in the early hours of Friday morning (November 26).

According to a press release from the Connecticut State Police, 24-year-old Alfredo Javier Lopez Marrero of Tampa, FL was struck and killed as he and a passenger were standing next to their rental Hyundai Elantra, which has previously been disabled in the left lane of the northbound side of I-85 right near exit 40 in Milford.

Troopers say the accident closed the highway throughout the overnight hours when a Toyota Camry traveling down the highway struck Marrero and his passenger, 20-year-old Nicole Santiago Pizzarro before colliding with the Hyundai and coming to a stop.

Both Pizzarro, who suffered minor injuries, and Marrero were rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital where Marrero was pronounced dead.

The man driving the Camry sustained no apparent injuries.

The Connecticut State Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed this accident contact Troop G - Bridgeport at 203-656-2500.

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