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Car Catches Fire After Slamming Into Woods Along I-95 In Darien-Stamford

A car went off southbound I-95 in Stamford near the rest area.
A car went off southbound I-95 in Stamford near the rest area. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

STAMFORD, Conn. — Traffic was a mess Tuesday evening on I-95 south at the Darien-Stamford border when a car caught fire after careening off the highway and into the woods, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The vehicle fire was closing the right lane of I-95 south between Exits 10 and 9, DOT said.

Traffic was backed up into Norwalk as a result of the crash.

DOT also reported heavy traffic on northbound I-95 in the area.

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