Driver Arrested in Canton Crash

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    A 3-car crash closed Route 44 in Canton on Friday night.

    Police arrested a driver involved in a serious crash that closed Route 44 in Canton on Friday night.

    The road was closed in both directions near the intersection of Old Albany Turnpike for several hours.

    According to police, Alex Ponomarov, 44, of Canton, tried to turn off of Route 44 and onto Old Albany Turnpike, striking a vehicle coming in the other direction around 6:20 p.m.

    The driver of the second car and two children were taken to the hospital.  The driver of a third car damaged in the crash was also taken to the hospital, according to police.  All of the injuries appeared to be non-life threatening, police said.

    A witness told police Ponomarov was operating his vehicle erratically.  Ponomarov was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

    Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Canton police at 860-693-0221.