Three people had to be extricated from a minivan after it collided with a cement mixer on Interstate 95 in Fairfield on Tuesday afternoon.

The crash between an O&G cement mixer and a Toyota Sienna minivan took place in the highway's southbound lanes between Exits 25 and 26 about 12:15 p.m.

Fairfield firefighters arriving on the scene had to extricate the van's three occupants before they could be transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the cement mixer declined treatment.

Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola arrived first on the scene and served as incident commander, calling Lt. Phil Higgins on Engine 1 to initiate patient care and secure hazards. Lt. Pat Barry on Ladder 1 was directed to initiate extrication of the minivan occupants.