SOUTHBURY — A New Milford man was arrested Tuesday after evading the scene of an accident on I-84 westbound in Waterbury.

It all started when state police received multiple calls about a two-vehicle crash near Exit 17 around 5 p.m. — followed by calls that one of the vehicles was leaving the scene.

Troopers located the evading 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport in Southbury and arrested the 23-year-old driver, Jeremy Gaston Ranslow.

The crash occurred in the left lane of the highway, where Ranslow rear-ended a 2016 International 4000 Series 4300 truck that had slowed down for traffic, police said.

The driver of the truck — Robert Baye, 60, of Milford — was transported to Waterbury Hospital for “possible injury,” according to the accident report.

Ranslow also reported a possible injury, but did not go to the hospital.

Both vehicles were towed, according to the accident report.

In addition to evading responsibility, following too closely and driving without a license, Ranslow was also charged with driving under the influence, possession of narcotics and interfering with an officer.

He was released on a $2,500 surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on April 26.

kendra.baker@hearst.com