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Fatal accident today in Greenwich takes life of Stamford resident

A fatal accident occurred on Route 15 in Greenwich this morning. Police report that a tractor-trailer driven by Adam Joseph Peterson of Pennsylvania was traveling northbound on Route 15, north of exit 31. Traveling behind Peterson was Stamford resident, Akija Elezaj. 

According to police, Peterson began to move into the left lane to clear the Stanwich Road overpass and stopped just prior to the overpass. Elezaj struck the rear of the tractor-trailer. He was transported to Stamford Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced deceased by the Emergency Room physician. 

Peterson was not injured in the accident, police say. 

The case is under investigation.

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