A 31-year-old father and his 7-year-old son were killed when a tractor-trailer went off the highway on Interstate 95 North in Stonington on Monday night and burst into flames, according to state police.
Sergio Amilear Castellon, 31, of Council Bluffs, Iowa was driving the truck near exit 91 on I-95 just after 8 p.m. when he hit the guard rail, according to a news release from state police.
His 7-year-old-son, Sergio Giovanny Castellon, was in the sleeper section of the truck and was also killed in the crash, according to a news release from state police.
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Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
The northbound side of the highway was completely shut down at exit 91 for hours in the Mystic section of Stonington into Tuesday morning, but it reopened by 11:02 a.m.
Witnesses at the scene said they saw smoke and heard explosions and footage from the scene showed a plume of black smoke billowing up from the crash site.
Police are actively investigating and witnesses are asked to call state police at 860-848-5033.