Car Strikes DOT Truck on I-84 in Willington

Three people were taken to the hospital after a car struck a Department of Transportation dump truck on Interstate 84 Thursday.

Connecticut State Police said the DOT truck was parked on I-84 westbound near exit 71 in a marked DOT work zone. A car traveling in the center lane moved into the right lane and hit the truck. The car then rolled onto its side and the driver had to be extricated.

The driver was taken to Hartford Hospital for evaluation. Two DOT workers inside the truck were taken to Rockville General Hospital for evaluation.

The highway was closed while crews worked to clear the accident, but has since reopened. The crash remains under investigation.

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