4 Injured in I-84 Crash in Tolland

A serious accident closed I-84 eastbound in Tolland for hours on Thursday morning, leaving four people critically injured.

A Pontiac Sunfire rolled over and went down an embankment and into the woods at the Cider Mill overpass near Exit 68 around 8:40 a.m., according state police.

Three of the victims were ejected from the car, police said.

At least two medical helicopters responded to the scene to fly the victims to hospitals, police said.  A  helicopter from Massachusetts was used because only one Lifestar helicopter was available in state at the time of the crash.  The second Lifestar helicopter was transporting a patient from a different accident.

It took firefighters 40 minutes to remove three of the victims from the woods.  The fourth victim was already out of the woods when emergency crews arrived, according to fire officials.

Two patients were flown to Hartford Hospital by helicopter and two were transported by ambulance, state police said.

The highway fully reopened just before 2 p.m.

All of the victims are from Massachusetts.  Their identifies have not been released.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call State Police Trooper K. Miller at 860-896-3200.

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