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New Haven food truck continues to make it work despite crash

Police release photo of suspect believed to have caused crash.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A New Haven food truck business is finding a new way to make things work after a car crash that happened over the weekend left them without one of their trucks.

The owner of Big Green Truck Pizza’s truck, Liane Page, said she is grateful her employees are alive and OK. Two employees were in the truck when they were struck.

She reflected on the day that could have changed her and her employees’ lives forever.

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“That the boys survived. That’s what’s going on through my mind,” said Page.

On Saturday two of her employees were struck on Interstate 91 by what police said was a reckless driver causing their truck to flip twice.

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Police said the driver of the other car crashed and then fled on foot. No arrest has been made.

On Tuesday, police took to their Facebook page with a picture of the suspect looking for information on identifying them:

**WE NEED YOUR HELP**

On Saturday April 23rd there was a motor vehicle collision on I-91 in Cromwell involving Big…

Posted by Connecticut State Police on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

“You can see one of the boys climbing out of the window and that’s when it hits home. It made my stomach turn. I just cried.” said Page.

As far as the business goes, they have a long road ahead of them, impacting events through the summer.

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With food truck season being in full swing, they are working with their customers to come up with solutions for their booked events. She said even other companies are stepping in to help.

“We have April pretty much booked with trucks that can help us out, May we’re still working on, and June is going to be the problem, I think,” said Page.

If you would like to help, you can donate here.

If anyone has information regarding this crash, you’re asked to contact Trooper Bentil at [email protected] 

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