Police identify Weston man killed in I-95 accident Friday morning

UPDATED FRIDAY 2 p.m. — The Connecticut State Police have now identified the man killed early Friday morning on Interstate 95. Police released the name of 57-year-old Henry Wagmeister, of Weston.

Traffic coming into Greenwich from I-95 was a nightmare after an accident involving a tractor trailer and two cars caused significant delays Friday morning. According to the state police, Mr. Wagmeister, the owner of Truck Tire Sales and Service in Norwalk, was helping change a tire on a disabled tractor trailer at approximately 2:40 a.m. on Friday when another truck traveled onto the shoulder, struck the disabled truck and sent it into Mr. Wagmeister.

The driver of the disabled truck received minor injuries. Police say the second tractor trailer veered across all of the northbound travel lane before striking the barrier, sending some cargo into the roadway. This forced closure of a section of the heavily trafficked highway for close to four hours.

Because of the accident drivers were in for a rough commute coming into town directly after the accident as I-95 northbound  in the area was completely shut down. The area was only able to partially reopen for the morning commute, with one lane open to traffic as police continued to clear the scene and investigate. Southbound traffic was also delayed because of rubbernecking.

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