A Waterbury man is in critical condition after driving his car off the road on Interstate 84 in Middlebury early Sunday morning, then being struck by oncoming traffic, police said.
According to police, 24-year-old William Maceo of Waterbury was traveling eastbound on I-84 before 6 a.m. Sunday when he veered off the road, crossing onto the median. Maceo’s SUV, owned by LG Roofing, flipped onto its roof on the westbound side of the highway.
Maceo got out and was standing next to the SUV when he was struck by two cars driving westbound, police said. He received serious head injuries and was taken by hospital to Waterbury Hospital, then transferred to Hartford Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
One of the other drivers, 27-year-old Tyler Musshorn of Burlington, was also taken to Waterbury Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The third driver, Gary Newhart, 46, of Wolcott, was not injured, according to police.
Middlebury fire officials, crews from the state Department of Transportation and a state police accident reconstruction team responded to the scene.
The highway was shut down for about three hours while authorities investigated.
Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police Troop A at 203-267-2200.