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    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    Connecticut State Police cruiser struck by minivan on I-691 en route to accident

    A Connecticut State Police cruiser en route to an accident was struck by a minivan on Interstate 691 on Saturday night in Meriden.

    A State Police trooper was driving in the right lane on I-691 westbound, east of Exit 4 in Meriden at about 9:30 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by a minivan that merged into his lane, according to CSP Troop I.

    Trooper Yaroslav Lukashenko had his lights activated and was responding to a motor vehicle accident on I-84 east near Exit 32, where it was reported that someone was threatening someone else with a weapon, police said.

    As Lukashenko was passing a Toyota Sienna, the minivan changed lanes to the right. The rear passenger side of the Toyota, driven by a 48-year-old Sandy Hook woman, hit the front driver’s side of the cruiser, police said.

    No injuries were reported in the crash.

    The woman was cited with failure to maintain a lane, police said.

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