Two separate crashes slowed the early morning commute on Interstate 84 in East Hartford on Thursday morning.
Around 4:30 a.m., an SUV hit the back of a tractor-trailer carrying Mercedes Benz vehicles at the Interstate 384 split.
The SUV caught fire and the blaze spread to several cars on the carrier, according to fire officials.
Then, a truck carrying meat hit a tractor-trailer that was stopped, officials said.
The meat truck driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Hartford Hospital.
There were additional minor injuries, officials said.
The three right lanes were closed near exit 59, but the road has reopened.