Multi-vehicle crash injures 4 adults, 4 children on Route 2 east in East Harftord

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Four adults and four children were transported to the hospital following a multi-vehicle crash on Route 2 eastbound on Thursday afternoon.

Officials say the crash took place in East Hartford just after 1:00 p.m. in the the area of exit 5A and involved two tractor trailers and two cars.

State police say a Mack truck was stopped in the right lane on Route 2 eastbound near the exit 5A off ramp because of backed up traffic from an unrelated incident.

According to authorities, a Kia Soul, a Ford Taurus and Ford F650 were approaching the back of the stopped tractor trailer when a chain of collisions took place.

Units say the driver of the Kia Soul, 54-year-old Dean Dube of Colchester, and a female juvenile in the back seat of the Ford Taurus were entrapped and extrication was needed.

Authorities say four adults and four children were transported to the hospital for evaluation. They say seven of those injured were either a suspected minor injury or possible injury, however, one adult had a suspected serious injury.

Route 2 Eastbound was closed for a period of time and traffic was being exited off of exit 5A.


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