Construction worker injured after being struck on I-91 N in Middletown

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A construction worker was injured Wednesday night after being hit by a car on Interstate 91 in Middletown.

State Police said the crash happened around 8:15 p.m. on the northbound side of the highway near exit 20.

According to police, a vehicle driven by 77-year-old Arthur Fusco and another car made contact in the area before Fusco’s car crossed into the construction zone and struck a worker.

The other car and its driver remain unknown at this time. Police report the second driver fled the scene with likely minor damage to the car. Fusco’s car had damage along both sides and was towed from the scene.

Officials have identified the victim as Dillon Peterson, 27 of Vernon. Peterson was transported to Hartford Hospital for suspected serious injuries.

Fusco was transported to Hartford Hospital for a suspected minor injury.

Witnesses to this incident are asked to contact police.

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