Head-on collision, car fire closes Route 156 in Old Lyme

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Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 9:38 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2023 at 4:39 PM EDT
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OLD LYME, Conn. (WFSB) - Route 156 in Lyme, just over the town line with Old Lyme, was shut down Saturday following a head-on collision.

State police say it was a two-car motor vehicle accident that happened on Route 156 at Bill Hill Road.

Following the collision, one of the vehicles caught fire. The Old Lyme Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

One vehicle had one occupant, the driver, while the other had four occupants, including the driver.

All five occupants were transported to Yale New Haven Hospital.

The extent of their injuries is unknown.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to police.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Troop F at 860-399-2100.