A passenger was injured after being thrown from a car in a rollover crash on Interstate 84 west in Southbury that also caused the driver minor injuries early Sunday morning, state police said.
Craig A. Templeton, 57, of Wells, Maine, was driving westbound in the left lane on I-84 when his 2002 GMC Yukon veered off the roadway into the grass median and flipped across the highway, coming to "final uncontrolled rest" in the grass off to the right of the highway, state police said. The crash happened at about 3:08 a.m.
He sustained minor injuries, but his passenger, Karen J. Templeton, 51, of Kennebunk, Maine, was ejected from the car and seriously injured, state police said.
Campion Ambulance took the driver to Waterbury Hospital and Middlebury Ambulance took the driver to Waterbury Hospital. Then, Karen Templeton was airlifted to Hartford Hospital.
State police ask anyone with information to contact Trooper Sovia at Troop A in Southbury at 203-267-2200.