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Woman Swerves Into Truck, Causing Fatal Accident

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Fatal Darien, Conn. accident

Police said Yedira Torres struck a tractor trailer on Interstate 95, causing it to overturn and burst into flames. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Police said a Connecticut woman was drunk behind the wheel when she swerved her car into a tractor trailer, killing the truck driver and a passenger.

The accident happened on Saturday morning on I-95 in Darien, just north of Stamford.

State police said 26-year-old Yadira Torres tried to pass the tractor trailer when she lost control and crashed into it. The truck overturned and burst into flames.

Three passengers, who were in Torres’ car, were treated for minor injuries.

Torres was arrested at a hospital and faces charges of manslaughter and drunk driving.

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