State Police investigate serious crash on Route 2 in East Hartford

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — State Police are investigating a serious crash that happened on Route 2 in East Hartford early Saturday morning.

At 5:16 a.m., State Police closed Route 2 west in the area of the Pitkin overpass in East Hartford after an accident with serious injury.

They say a car being driven by 24-year-old Toniann Georgia Williams of Bloomfield was traveling west on exit 2W of Route 2 in East Hartford. A vehicle being driven by 29-year-old Everol Anthony Masters of Moosup struck Williams’s car from behind, causing her vehicle to veer into the metal guardrail. Masters’s vehicle then spun out and struck the concrete barrier off of the right shoulder.

Police say that Masters was found to be at fault for the accident and was issued an infraction for following too close and operating without a license.

All parties involved in the accident, including 25-year-old Nasheen Duffus who was in Williams’s car were transported to the hospital for possible injuries.

Police reported around 7:04 a.m., that the route has been reopened.

Troopers say following the accident, Masters intentionally jumped from the overpass. They say he suffered non-life threatening injuries from the jump.

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