Early Morning Crash Hurts 3, Snarls Traffic

Interstate 84 in Waterbury was clogged for hours and three people were sent to the hospital when a driver headed the wrong way Wednesday morning.

Delton Rogers, 36, of Waterbury was driving his SUV west in the eastbound lanes when he hit a tractor-trailer, police said.

Three passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Rogers collided with the truck on the highway near Waterbury just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, backing up traffic for about four hours. 

State police closed I-84 eastbound between exits 25 and 25A while they investigated. During that time, traffic was detoured onto side roads. 

Police cleared the scene of the crash around 6 a.m.

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