MANCHESTER, Conn. (WWLP) – A two-vehicle accident on I-84 eastbound in Manchester, Connecticut, involving Springfield and Enfield drivers, caused a tractor-trailer fire Sunday night.
Connecticut State Police say an Enfield woman driving a Jeep allegedly moved into another lane of traffic, in front of a Springfield-based Brown Bear Transportation tractor-trailer driven by a Springfield man. The tractor-trailer then hit the rear of the Jeep causing both vehicles to rollover and catch on fire.
Three people were taken to local hospitals for their injuries but police say those injuries were minor.
The driver of the Jeep, Dina Karat of Enfield, has been cited for operating a vehicle under suspension and failure to maintain proper lane.
The tanker was fully loaded with 8,300 gallons of gasoline. It rolled over and caught fire with several explosions occurring. Despite the size of the fire, there was minimal damage to the highway.
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