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Driver Dies in Fiery Crash After Dodging Couch Cushions on I-91

IMG_7232LONGMEADOW (WGGB) — One driver is dead after an SUV collided with a tractor trailer and burst into flames on I-91 northbound in Longmeadow around 6:00 p.m. Sunday night.

The driver of the Jeep was killed, but State Police say the driver was the only person in the vehicle. That driver was pronounced dead on the scene. State Police believe there was only one person in the tractor trailer and that driver was not injured.

State Police say the accident was caused by couch cushions in the highway that had fallen off of another vehicle. Drivers were forced to swerve around the cushions, which is what led the two vehicles to collide.

Later on Sunday night, State Police said they were searching for the driver of a dark-colored SUV who was pulled over nearby just before the crash happened. They have not indicated why they are searching for that vehicle.

If you have any information, please call State Police at (413) 736-8390.

State Police re-opened all lanes to traffic on I-91 northbound. The highway had been shut down at the Connecticut state line, but that detour was lifted when the lanes re-opened.

 


  • HonestABElincoln

    People need to not swerve for things like this. Would the cushion have done anything to his vehicle or driven him off road? Probably not. This is like people who slam on their brakes for animals and get rear ended. I love animals, but when one runs in front of my car I do not slam on the brakes if there are other vehicles around (be aware of what’s around you at all times)and close my eyes and hope for the best. Now he is dead because he swerved because of a cushion.

    • alpinequeen

      Animals love you too, a lot.

      • alpinequeen

        Bestiality, eh? That explains a lot about your rants here.

      • alpinequeen

        Only you would bring up animals in an article about a hapless driver who was killed because someone was careless and didn’t secure items they are carrying, Fred.

        • dontcrankmeoff

          SQUISH

          • alpinequeen

            So what are you now, Abe’s protege?

  • dontcrankmeoff

    LMAO! Someone has issues eh Queenslander?

    • alpinequeen

      Yes fredpiquette / janetandbillssexlife / abe does!

      • dontcrankmeoff

        Hmm quite the imagination too!

  • dontcrankmeoff

    You are freakier than Halloween at a Kiss concert.

    • alpinequeen

      Go over to his house, you both can play with the Tinkertoys.

  • HonestABElincoln

    And before you ask, bareback.

  • alpinequeen

    One can only imagine what you’re doing when you post your rants here.

  • alpinequeen

    That explains why you are afraid of growing old and dying.

  • alpinequeen

    That explains why you lash out at innocent people in the news.

  • alpinequeen

    Do your parents know you are such an awful person?

  • alpinequeen

    You said it. No everyone here knows.

  • alpinequeen

    Stay on topic instead of ranting.

  • alpinequeen

    You are a very damaged person. All you do is lash out at other people and make fun of their misfortunes.

  • dontcrankmeoff

    Be very careful what you ask for. I once asked him that and he sent me a video of what he’s doing. The police confiscated it, but my shrinks say I’ll still never be the same after that, no man would.

  • alpinequeen

    Isn’t it time for another name change, fredpiquette, janetandbillssexlife, abe? So you keep up the illusion of reinventing the same persona?

  • alpinequeen

    You’re mistake was asking for a video. You should know better.

  • dontcrankmeoff

    Pay attention dullard! I said he sent me one, not that i requested one or asked for one.

  • alpinequeen

    Again, it was your mistake to give him your address.

  • dontcrankmeoff

    Objection your honor! Those are facts not in evidence.

  • alpinequeen

    Judge Judy will be right back.