State police seek witnesses to I-95 north crash in Groton left 2 hurt, including sergeant

State police sought witnesses to a crash on I-95 in Groton that damaged a cruiser.
Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 4:09 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2023 at 7:17 AM EDT
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GROTON, CT (WFSB) – State police are looking for anyone who may have seen a crash on Interstate 95 in Groton that injured a sergeant and damaged one of their cruisers Thursday.

They said the incident shut down the northbound side of the highway shortly after 3 p.m.

The closure was between exits 85 and 86. Multiple vehicles were involved.

State police said injuries were reported and two people, including a state police sergeant, were taken to the hospital.

According to troopers, the driver of a Toyota Camry headed north in the right lane of three and approached the rear of the stopped state police cruiser.

The Ford Police Interceptor was said to have had its emergency lights activated for a nearby construction area.

The Camry driver braked, but still rear-ended the cruiser. The impact pushed the Interceptor off the road.

Troopers said Sgt. Christopher Vaillancourt, who was inside the cruiser, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the form of a fractured arm.

The Camry spun around, crossed lanes, and hit a Toyota Highlander and Kia Forte.

The Camry driver also suffered non-life-threatening injuries, state police said.

No one else was hurt.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash was asked to contact state police at 860-848-6500.

State police cruiser involved in crash on I-95