Four-car crash injures four, including infant

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MERIDEN – Four people were taken to the hospital after an accident on route 15 northbound just before exit 68NE early Friday afternoon.

An adult and an infant were taken by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital after the four-car crash, according to state police.

The crash occurred just before 1:45 p.m. Two cars were involved in a minor accident in the right-center lane and a third car, a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, stopped due to the crash. That car was rear-ended by a truck, resulting in a collision that caused a chain-reaction.

The driver of that third car, Dave Harris, 39, of Bridgeport, and an infant who was in his back seat, were both seriously injured, and taken by ambulance to MidState Medical Center and then flown to Hartford Hospital by helicopter.
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A passenger in the car, Jocelyn Harris, 34, of Bridgeport, was taken to MidState Medical Center for evaluation.

Also injured was Latoya Fraser Andrews, 37, of West Hampstead, N.Y., who was driving one of the cars involved in the first crash, as part of the subsequent chain-reaction collision.

The driver of the other car, Sean P. O’Grady, 33, of Keystone, CO, and the truck, Christopher Striase, 37, of Pompton Plains, NJ, were uninjured. The highway was shut down for several hours.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call state police at 203-393-4200.