CROMWELL — Connecticut State Police are investigating a major accident in Cromwell Saturday morning that resulted in one fatality.
The accident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. The entrance ramp to I-91 at exit 21 was shut down while the investigation was underway, but the was is cleared by around 7 a.m. and the entrance ramp was reopened.
The car was traveling north on the road when it veered off the road to the right. The car then drove through the shoulder, across the Exit 21 entrance ramp and hit trees. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police identified Michael Rogers, 50 of Wethersfield, as the victim.
Police are asking anyone with information to please call 860-534-1000.
State police said that at 4:50 a.m., while they were investigating that original accident, a car struck one of their cruisers. Martin Jackson's car veered slightly into the right shoulder of the road, hitting the rear of an empty state cruiser.
Police said that Jackson, 29 of Hartford, was driving under the influence of alcohol. He is charged with driving under the influence, operating a vehicle under suspended license, and failure to drive in a proper lane.
Jackson was taken to a hospital for evaluation after he complained of injuries he got in the collision. He is being held on bond and is scheduled to appear in Middleton Superior Court.