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Crash involving police cruiser on Hebron Ave. in Glastonbury under investigation

The crash happened on the 1500 block of Hebron Avenue, where a Glastonbury police SUV and three other vehicles collided.
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GLASTONBURY, Conn. — Glastonbury police are investigating a multicar crash involving one of its SUV cruisers on Hebron Avenue on Tuesday evening that sent several people to the hospital.

The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday on the 1500 block of Hebron Avenue at Hawthorn Mead Drive, where a Glastonbury police SUV and three other vehicles collided.

After a preliminary investigation, police said a Ford Fusion traveling west on Hebron Ave. crossed the center line and sideswiped a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling the opposite direction. The Ford then struck the Glastonbury police cruiser head-on as it was on patrol, traveling behind the Jeep.

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The Jeep subsequently struck a fourth vehicle, police said.

The officer and two other people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police told FOX61. The driver in the fourth vehicle was not injured.

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When FOX61 was at the scene, damage to the police SUV was seen on the front and the hood as it was towed away. The area was closed as police cleared the scene and started investigating, and the road was reopened at around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Sgt. Pagliughi at 860-652-4254.

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