State Police Identify Driver Injured After Colliding With UPS Truck in Wethersfield

A driver was seriously injured when the car the person was driving collided with a UPS truck on Interstate I-91 south in Wethersfield early Saturday morning.

According to state police, the crash happened around 3:23 a.m. just past exit 26.

A 2008 Nissan Maxima drifted or began to change lanes into the center lane from the left lane, hitting the back left tires of a UPS truck. The collision sent the car airborn, launching it into the left side of the UPS truck.

The car flipped over several times, throwing the driver, Kevin Russell, 39, of Hartford, from the vehicle before the vehicle landed.

The driver of the UPS truck wasn't injured.

Wethersfield Ambulance transported Russell to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries. Mirabelli's towed the car from the scene.

Russell's airbag deployed, but the UPS truck's airbag didn't. The car Russell was in was registered to Kadian Forbes, of Rockville.

I-91 southbound in Wethersfield was closed for nearly four hours after the crash, but has since reopened.

Traffic was detoured off the highway around the accident, causing some backups in the area.

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