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Driver, Small Child Hurt in Head-On Crash on Route 6 in Coventry

Route 6 in Coventry was closed for hours Thursday after a head-on crash involving a 2009 Ford Taurus and a tractor-trailer that left a driver and a small child injured.

Coventry police said emergency crews responded to the crash on Route 6 near South Street around 3:30 p.m. Police said the driver of the Taurus, a 29-year-old East Granby man, had to be extricated and was airlifted to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar. That person remains in critical condition.

A 6-year-old child in the car was taken by ambulance to Connecticut Children's Medical Center and is reported to be in stable condition. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 60-year-old Ohio man, was not hurt and is cooperating with police.

Route 6 was closed for hours while members of the METRO Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team investigated the crash.

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