Route 66 in Portland back open after single-car crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Route 66 in Portland back open after single-car crash

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The Life Star emergency helicopter landed at St. Clements Castle to help transport the crash victim. (East Hampton Volunteer Fire Dept.) The Life Star emergency helicopter landed at St. Clements Castle to help transport the crash victim. (East Hampton Volunteer Fire Dept.)
Crews on scene of an accident in Portland on Route 66 are investigating the events that led up to an accident. (WFSB) Crews on scene of an accident in Portland on Route 66 are investigating the events that led up to an accident. (WFSB)
PORTLAND, CT (WFSB) -

Route 66 in Portland, known as Portland-Cobalt Road, or the “ledges,” was closed in the area of Depot Hill Road while crews responded to a single car crash.

Officials from the East Hampton Fire Department said the male driver reportedly rolled his car down the embankment, which officials called a 50 ft. drop, on Sunday night around 7 p.m.

The road reopened just before 11 p.m.

The Life Star emergency helicopter was called and responded to the scene to transport a patient to Hartford Hospital, fire officials said.

Drivers were encouraged to seek alternate routes while crews investigated and cleared the crash site.

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