Witnesses Pull Drivers from Vehicles After Wrong-Way Crash on I-84 in Manchester

Interstate 84 West in Manchester was closed for hours after a crash involving a wrong-way driver Monday morning and state police said there were serious injuries in the crash.

The crash happened around 3:45 a.m. near exit 60 and both cars burst into flames.

Several witnesses pulled both drivers out of the vehicles and officials called them heroes and “guardian angels.” 

“People driving by that witnessed the collision absolutely jumped in action,” Manchester Fire Chief Don Moore said.

Ambulances transported the drivers from both vehicles to Hartford Hospital. Both suffered serious injuries, according to state police.

Four lanes of traffic between exits 63 and 60 were shut down for newly four hours as crews cleaned up the crash.

State police are looking into what led to one driver going the wrong way down the highway.

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