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Manchester man arrested after slamming into utility pole, two people critically injured

MANCHESTER — Police are investigating after an early morning crash on Sunday sent two people to the hospital in critical condition.

Around 5:07 a.m., Manchester Police responded to a crash in front of 482 West Middle Turnpike. A car had crashed into a utility pole, heavily damaging both the pole and the car.

Both the front seat and rear seat passengers sustained serious and life-threatening injuries. They were not wearing seatbelts. They were treated t the scene then taken to Hartford Hospital where they remain in critical conditions.

The driver of the vehicle, 23 year-old Jaylen Tylon Glover of Manchester, sustained only minor injuries. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and driving under a suspended license.

He’s scheduled to appear in Manchester Court January 30th. Police indicate additional charges may be likely.

Police believe alcohol was a determining factor in the crash.

West Middle Turnpike was closed for several hours during the investigation and while utility companies replaced the pole.

The accident is still currently under investigation  by the Manchester Police Department. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has additional information should contact Officer Jason Moss at 860-533-8620/