Driver Dies After Street Sweeper Rolls Over, Traps Him

Willow Street New Haven scene

The 36-year-old driver who was trapped under a street sweeper in New Haven on Thursday died at the hospital, police said. 

A street sweeper rolled over on Willow Street around 1:15 p.m. on Aug. 11, trapping the driver, Christopher M. Ruiz, 36, of Bridgeport, underneath it, and seriously him.

Emergency crews quickly went to work to free Ruiz from under the vehicle, which took around 25 minutes.

Police said Ruiz was driving on the I-91 southbound ramp at exit 6 when he lost control of the street sweeper.

Anyone with information should call State Police at 203-393-4200. 

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