VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — A crash involving a tractor-trailer shut down I-84 East in Vernon Monday morning.
The crash took place near exit 65 around 7:30 a.m. State police said serious injuries were reported and LifeStar landed on the highway to take one person to a local hospital.
The state departments of Environmental Protection and Consumer Protection also responded to the scene.
According to state police, one of the tractor-trailers was parked on the right shoulder on the eastbound side. Officials said the second tractor-trailer drove into the right shoulder and struck the other tractor-trailer.
The driver of the tractor-trailer that was parked on the side of the highway was brought to Hartford Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer that crashed into the first truck was brought to Hartford Hospital via LifeStar with serious injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact state police at 860-896-3200.