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Windsor woman killed in 4-vehicle crash on I-84 in Farmington: police

The highway near Exit 37 was closed for several hours as police investigated.

FARMINGTON, Conn. — A Windsor woman is dead following a four-car crash that shut down Interstate 84 west in Farmington Tuesday evening. While at the scene, a state police trooper's vehicle was involved in another crash.

State police said at around 7:13 p.m., Troop H responded to a multi-vehicle crash on I-84 west near Exit 37. 

According to police, three cars were driving eastbound on I-84 between exits 37 and 39 when for an unknown reason, two of the cars made contact. 

One of the cars from the eastbound lane, after it was struck, drove across the median and into the westbound lane, striking another car, which in turn struck a fourth car, police said.

The driver of the first car struck on the westbound side died from her injuries at the hospital. Police identified her as 20-year-old Nia McDougald. The passenger inside the car was also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. His condition isn't known at this time. 

Three others were also taken to the hospital, two with serious injuries. Their condition is also not known at this time. One person taken to the hospital reported only minor injuries.

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Farmington police and CT DOT assisted on the scene.

At around 8:20 p.m., state police said a trooper on the scene reported that their cruiser, parked on the eastbound side, was struck by a passing car. The vehicle's driver sustained minor injuries. The trooper was not injured and was not in the cruiser when the crash happened. The incident remains under investigation.

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