Two people were taken to the hospital after a serious three-car crash Thursday on Interstate 84 West in Southington that closed the highway for hours.
The crash happened in the area of exit 31 at 9:04 a.m. State police said 26-year-old Joanna McCarthy, of Waterbury, went off the road, through the grass median and hit a Dodge Ram driven by 51-year-old David Elward, of New Brunswick, Canada.
The impact caused Elward's pickup to hit a FedEx truck driven by John Knowlton, 59, of Southwick, Massachusetts, state police said.
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LifeStar responded and transported McCarthy to Hartford Hospital. State police said her injuries are life-threatening.
An ambulance transported Elward to Hartford Hospital to be treated for a possible injury and Knowlton didn't report any injuries at the scene, according to police.
Traffic behind the crash was at a standstill through the morning commute and police diverted drivers who were stuck. However, some drivers elected to go over the median on their own.
Exit 31 reopened as of 2:05 p.m. yesterday.