Car crashes off overpass, lands on I-91 in Windsor - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Car crashes off overpass, lands on I-91 in Windsor

WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

A man from Clinton is in critical condition after his car crashed off an overpass onto Interstate 91 in Windsor Tuesday morning.

Around 10 a.m., a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by Richard Mazzella, 46, somehow slammed through a bridge's concrete barrier and plummeted about 25 feet onto the median of I-91 in Windsor.

Almost immediately, police, fire and EMS crews were at the scene. Upon arrival, officers found the Grand Cherokee on its roof and on fire.

Emergency crews worked to extinguish the fire that erupted as a result of the crash.

Emergency workers were able to extricate Mazzella from the vehicle and took him to Hartford Hospital where he remained in critical condition as of 3 p.m.

The crash slowed traffic on both sides of the interstate while emergency crews worked to put the fire out and clear the crash from the median, as well as people slowing down to catch a glimpse of something not seen every day.

"It's pretty crazy," said Mark Pinto, of Naugatuck.

The scene has since been cleared from the median, but police have been stationed on the overpass because of the gaping hole left after the car slammed through it.

"That's crazy," said Kevin Buczko of Windsor. "You never expect something like that to happen."

The crash remains under investigation by Windsor Police Department with the assistance of the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team.

However, the question that remains is, what happened?

Police said they believe Mazzella came straight off the exit 37 HOV off-ramp, kept going and then slammed straight into the bridge.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call the Windsor Police Department at 860-688-5273.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Millbrook toddler faces heart surgery

    Millbrook toddler faces heart surgery

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-02-23 21:24:36 GMT
    Maddox Lolley (right) and his mother Hannah Brooks (left). (Source: WSFA 12 News)Maddox Lolley (right) and his mother Hannah Brooks (left). (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Maddox Lolley (right) and his mother Hannah Brooks (left). (Source: WSFA 12 News)Maddox Lolley (right) and his mother Hannah Brooks (left). (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Inside a home in Millbrook you'll find 2-year-old Maddox Lolley and his mom, Hannah Brooks. Both spent time together Friday morning and all was well.. except for one thing.

    More >>

    Inside a home in Millbrook you'll find 2-year-old Maddox Lolley and his mom, Hannah Brooks. Both spent time together Friday morning and all was well.. except for one thing.

    More >>
  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-02-25 23:00:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

    China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:05 AM EST2018-02-25 09:05:47 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-02-25 22:59:13 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

    China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

    More >>

    China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly