Jose Coreas-Ortiz Killed in Accident at I-95 in Stamford, CT

September 19, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Jose Coreas-Ortiz
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-95, Stamford, CT, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Connecticut State Police
Vehicles Involved
Box Truck, Tractor-Trailer
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Box Truck and Tractor-Trailer were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a person at I-95 in Stamford, CT on September 19th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 2:31 a.m. According to investigators, a box truck operated by Michael Smith was headed northbound in a center lane of I-95 as a motorcycle operated by Jose Coreas-Ortiz approached. Officials say the motorcycle struck the back of the box truck for unknown reasons, which ejected Coreas-Ortiz from the vehicle. He was struck by a tractor-trailer shortly after, suffering fatal injuries a the scene. Additional details were not yet available.

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