AVON, CT (WFSB) -- An oil truck crash has closed the area of Route 44 at Route 10 in Avon.

The crash was reported just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Dept. of Transportation.


Traffic is backing up after an oil truck crashed in the area of Route 44 and Route 10 in Avon

When officers arrived, they found two vehicles with rear-end damage, and a fuel truck with heavy front-end damage.

All three vehicles had been traveling west on Avon Mountain Road.

The operator of one of the vehicles was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Officers at the scene discovered that the fuel truck was actively dumping home heating oil.

The Avon Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection responded to assist with the spill. The Dept. of Transportation also assisted in the clean-up.


Avon Mountain was shut down due to the crash

UConn Health firefighters also responded to the scene.

The intersection is expected to be closed for several hours.

Follow traffic updates here.

Stay with Ch. 3 as more information becomes available.

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