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Police: Vehicle may have fled fiery tractor-trailer crash

EAST WINDSOR — Law enforcement officers are seeking witnesses to a fiery rollover crash on Interstate 91 that shut down the highway for hours Tuesday afternoon and may have included a second driver who fled the scene.

Troopers from the Troop H barracks in Hartford responded to a reported crash on I-91 south near Exit 44 around 1:25 p.m.

Connecticut State Police said a preliminary investigation indicated the collision involved two commercial-type vehicles.

One of those vehicles, state police said, rolled over as it crossed over the center median, then caught fire as it came to final stop in the northbound travel lanes, police said.

Crews from the Warehouse Point Fire Department responded, along with Broad Brook Fire Department personnel, and found a tractor-trailer fully-involved in flames with contents of both the fuel tanks also on fire. Enfield and Windsor Locks fire departments sent units to the scene for mutual aid.

The driver escaped with minor injuries, fire officials said.

The northbound lanes of I-91 remained closed for about seven hours as crews worked to get the flames out, investigate and clear the crash site.

State police said troopers are looking to talk to anyone who might have witnessed the crash or who might have video footage of it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating trooper at 860-534-1062.

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