I-691 west in Southington reopens after serious crash

A traffic alert has been issued.
A traffic alert has been issued.(WFSB)
Published: Dec. 28, 2022 at 8:02 AM EST
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SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) – Part of I-691 westbound is back open in Southington and Meriden after a serious crash Wednesday morning.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation said the highway was closed between Exits 6 and 4. It has since reopened.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash. State police said a Kia Rio was in the left lane with a flat tire from a previous crash.

The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder crashed into the rear end of the Kia, police said.

The operator of the Kia suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital, authorities said. The driver of the Nissan suffered a minor injury.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Trooper McCue with State Police Troop I at 203-393-4200 or Daniel.mccue@ct.gov.

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