Rollover crash closes I-84 in Vernon


VERNON, Conn. (WTNH)– I-84 in Vernon was shutdown Monday morning after a car rolled over several times.

The crash happened overnight between exits 64 and 63, shutting down the westbound lanes at exit 65 and causing delays. The highway has since reopened.

Police say 33-year-old Kane Jellison, of Tolland, was traveling on I-84 when he lost control of his car for an unknown reason and rolled over several times. Jellison was extricated from the car and was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of serious injuries during the crash. There were no passengers in his car.

State police were looking for a white tractor trailer with rear end damage that may have been involved in the accident. During the investigation, troopers found no evidence that a tractor trailer was involved even though they have received some conflicting reports from witnesses. Police are now asking for more witnesses to come forward to help piece the puzzle together. The driver was able to only give a small amount of information to troopers.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and the accident remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact state police at 860-896-3200.

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