State Police cruiser hit investigating deadly crash

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH)–Connecticut State Police say that 50-year-old Michael Rogers of Wethersfield is dead after an accident on I-91 in Cromwell Saturday morning.

Officials say at approximately 1:31 a.m. his vehicle traveling northbound on I-91 near exit 21 veered off the roadway and struck some trees.

Extrication of the driver was required before he was announced dead on scene.

After the initial accident, officials say that at approximately 4:56 a.m., another car then struck the police cruiser investigating the original accident.

29-year-old Martin Jackson was taken into custody and charged with DUI, Operating with a Suspended License and Failure to Drive in Lane. He was held on $2,500.00 bond.

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No one was in the cruiser at the time of the second accident, and no officers were injured. There were minor injuries to the driver of the second crash.


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