Two hospitalized, serious injuries reported in rollover crash on Route 8 in Harwinton

A traffic alert has been issued.
A traffic alert has been issued.(WFSB)
Published: Oct. 30, 2022 at 11:18 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2022 at 4:59 PM EDT
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HARWINTON, Conn. (WFSB) - A crash on Route 8 south in Harwinton shut down the highway earlier this morning.

According to state police, a rollover collision was reported around 10:45 a.m.

State police say the vehicle was traveling southbound on Route 8 in the right hand lane of two, south of exit 42 on-ramp.

For an unknown reason, the vehicle veered into the right shoulder, struck a rock wall, and overturned.

Police say the operator, Evan Thomas Kirkwood of Winsted, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.

The passenger, Jeffrey Anderson of Norwich, was entrapped in the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.

LifeStar reported that two helicopters responded to the scene. Emergency services and the local fire department were also called to the accident.

Serious injuries were reported at the time of the accident. State police say the two victims were transported to local hospitals via LifeStar. One was transported to St. Francis and the other was transported to Hartford Hospital, the local fire department said.

According to the Harwinton Volunteer Fire Department, one person had to be extricated from the vehicle.

The case is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information in regards to the crash is asked to contact Tpr. DiNunzio #736 at (860)626-7900 ex. 5029.

This is a developing story. Stay with Channel 3 for the latest