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Police Search for Truck After Crash Closes Part of Interstate

Police are asking for witnesses to report what they saw.

(Published Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015)

A Tolland man is hospitalized after a crash that closed Interstate 84 West in Vernon for more than three hours early Tuesday morning. 

Kane Jellison, 32, of Tolland, was driving the 2006 Toyota Tacoma that flipped over several times near exit 65 just after 4 a.m. on Tuesday. It's not clear what caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

Police originally believed a pickup and a tractor-trailer were involved in the crash, but later said the pickup might be the only vehicle involved. However, they are looking to speak with anyone who has information on a second vehicle that might have been involved.

Life Star medical transport helicopter was originally called to respond, but was canceled, and an ambulance transported Jellison to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. 

Traffic was backed up for around five miles as police investigated and backed up public transportation because buses running into Hartford were not able to get by wither.

While police opened one lane a few hours after the crash, the highway did not completely reopen until around 9 a.m. 

Anyone with information about the crash should call Troop C at 860-896-3200.

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