Man arrested after fleeing the scene of tractor-trailer rollover crash on I-84 east in Farmington

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FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH ) — The right lane of I-84 eastbound was closed in Farmington for a tractor-trailer rollover crash Monday night. Just before 10 p.m., State Police arrested the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash.

Police say, prior to Exit 37, the driver of a 2007 Infiniti G35 AWD was driving on I-84 east in the left lane when he swerved into the center lane and collided with a UPS Ground tractor-trailer. The crash caused the tractor-trailer to lose control and roll over into the right shoulder.

The driver of the Infiniti – later identified as Darnell Porter, 33, of Ansonia – fled the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer – later identified as Steven Patrick Augustus, 37, of Delaware – was treated at the scene for injuries and transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital for further evaluation. He is suspected to have serious injuries.

Porter was seen traveling on I-84 east by Troopers working a highway construction project a short time later in the area of Exit 41 and was stopped. He was arrested for evading responsibility, failure to maintain proper lane, misuse of plates, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance.

The right lane of I-84 east as well as the Exit 37 on-ramp to I-84 east were closed for several hours after the crash. They reopened at 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene

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