NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) - A Middletown man was rushed to the hospital following a crash early this morning on Rt. 9 in Newington.

According to CT State Police, a 2009 Nissan Altima was traveling in the left lane up Rt. 9 in Newington just before 1:00 a.m. when, for undetermined reasons, it crossed into the right lane and crashed through the wire rope guardrail, striking a tree before coming to a complete stop in the wooded roadside.

The operator, a 29-year-old Middletown man and the lone occupant in the vehicle, was transported to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

State Police say that the Altima had to be towed from the scene.

Rt. 9 North in Newington was shut down as State Police investigated and was reopened to through traffic around 5:15 a.m.

This crash remains under investigation and charges against the driver are pending.

Anyone that was driving through the area at the time and has a dashboard camera is asked to contact CT State Trooper First Class John Wilson of Troop H - Hartford at 860-534-1098.

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