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Avon Mountain in West Hartford Closed Wednesday Afternoon Following Vehicle Crash

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One of the vehicles involved in a crash on Avon Mountain on Wednesday ended up off the road down an embankment.

By Ronni Newton

A motor vehicle crash on the West Hartford side of Avon Mountain Wednesday afternoon resulted in one car falling down an embankment into the woods and sent four people to the hospital with injuries that West Hartford Police said are non-life-threatening.

According to police, multiple calls were received around 1 p.m. regarding a serious crash in the area of 2900 Albany Ave., near the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) Reservoir No. 6.

When police arrived, Capt. Eric Rocheleau said, they located the two vehicles that had been involved in the crash, one of which had gone down an embankment and landed roughly 500 feet into the woods.

Four individuals who had been injured in the crash were transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment of their injuries.

Police said one of the drivers “may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash.”

The West Hartford Police Department said Route 44 would remain closed from Mountain to the Avon line for several hours for repair of damaged utility poles and while the West Hartford Police Accident Reconstruction Team continued investigation of the incident.

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