Man arrested after fleeing crash on I-91 in Rocky Hill

Euris Tejada.
Euris Tejada.(Connecticut State Police)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 11:01 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 12:02 AM EDT
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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) – State police arrested a man who fled a crash on I-91 in Rocky Hill Monday night.

Police said it happened on I-91 north before Exit 24.

Euris Tejada, 29, of Rocky Hill, was driving and struck the rear of a Chevrolet that was slowing down, said police.

Lanes reopen after rollover crash on I-91 north in Rocky Hill

According to the DOT, three lanes were closed between exits 24 and 25. The lanes have since reopened.

Authorities said Tejada then fled the scene on foot. He was located by police shortly afterwards.

Crash on I-91 Rocky Hill
Crash on I-91 Rocky Hill(WFSB)

A passenger in the Chevrolet reported minor injuries.

Police said Tejada was found at fault for the crash.

Tejada was charged with evading responsibility, driving under suspension, insufficient insurance, following too closely, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal possession of a large magazine, and criminal possession with firearm.

Police said Tejada was held on a $250,000 bond. He appeared in New Britain Superior Court Tuesday morning.