Update: Three Children Injured in Rt. 32 Head-On Collision Thursday Night; State Police Investigating

Reports indicate a vehicle is overturned at Rt. 32 and Woodland Drive

Update Friday Jan. 10 at 10 a.m.:

According to state police reports, a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Sebastian Flores of Oakdale was traveling southbound at 7:40 p.m., on Rt. 32 and a second vehicle, driven by Salem resident Nicole E Savalle, collided just north of Fort Hill Road, totaling both vehicles.

Flores and his four passengers (wife and three children) were transported to Backus Hospital; the eight-year-old was airlifted to Hartford Hospital for life threatening injuries; the five-year-old also was transported to Hartford Hospital for non-life threatening injures and the 10-year-old was treated and released from Backus.

Savalle was transported to Backus for non-life threatening injuries and later transported to Hartford Hospital. 

The accident remains under investigation by Troop E.

Numerous fire, rescue and ambulance companies responded to the crash including Montville, Mohegan, and East Great Plain. 

After being closed for several hours, Rt. 32 was re-opened at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Update at 8:55 p.m.:

Rt. 32 is closed in both directions at Fort Hill Road. Seek alternate routes, folks.

Update at 8:35 p.m.:

A total of five people were transported following a crash on Rt. 32 near St. Bernard's School. Two people had to be extricated from a vehicle. Heavy rescue equipment was brought in from East Great Plains Fire Department.  

Update at 8:10 p.m.:
At least five ambulances are on the scene of a serious accident near St. Bernard's School on Rt. 32, officials report.

Original story:

Patch has received a report of a 7:45 p.m. accident with an overturned auto on Route 32 at Woodland Drive in Montville. 

Rescue equipment, ambulances and a medic have been called to the scene.

Expect delays. 
Amanda Judd January 10, 2014 at 06:53 AM
I agree colleen so insensitive. About 16years ago this happen to my best friend n he ended up passing, and yoi never know it could have been a driver that caused the crash n the other cars were only trying to avoid it. Def should wait till all the facts are in
tammy January 10, 2014 at 07:19 AM
How is saying she isn't surprised it happened make her insensitive? It is sad and it most certainly isn't surprising.
Daniella Ruiz January 10, 2014 at 07:55 AM
there's little or no shoulder on RT 32 at that stretch north of the Woodland road, its heck to walk on especially (been there). the traffic count is increasing (DOT did a study there not too long ago) with a similar increase of personal stress as the density of traffic demands more attention when driving, but that seems to interfere with some drivers abilities.
Lori Houser January 29, 2014 at 05:19 AM
Not being insensitive people need to slow the heck down is my point. I am a very caring person. I have been complaining about the problems with speeding and people cutting others off on this road for a long time. I am surprised it hasn't happened more often. Get a grip. And get of the phones. That was the point!


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