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Three man brawl in moving box truck cab leads to crash

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A three man brawl inside the cab of a box truck led to a crash on a Connecticut interstate over the weekend. 

The accident happened on Sunday, May 12th at 4:31 p.m. on Interstate 95 in Greenwich, Connecticut. 

According to Fox 61, the 46-year-old driver, Vilhomme Mondesir, had stopped at a shopping plaza to buy food after hours of driving but “quickly returned to the vehicle.” The two passengers then asked if they could have a longer break, but Mondesir yelled that they did not need one and drove onto I-95 south. He then continued to yell at the passengers while driving, even as the passengers argued he could be fired for not giving them breaks. 

A three man brawl eventually broke out after Mondesir punched one of them in the face while driving. The fight continued as Mondesir drove, with the third person trying to intervene. The fight caused the driver to swerve the box truck from the right lane into the right shoulder, hit a metal guardrail, and drive into an embankment. 

Police soon arrived at the crash site in the areas of Exit 5 on I-95. The man who claimed Mondesir hit him had obvious face injuries. State police used dash cam video from the truck to support the victim’s claims. 

Mondesir is facing charges of third degree assault, two reckless endangerment counts in the second degree, and failure to maintain lane. He was taken into custody where he was held on $5,000 bond and appeared in court on Monday, May 13th.

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