Woman injured in SUV vs. tractor trailer crash

Police have identified the drivers involved in a Monday afternoon crash on Route 7 involving a sports utility vehicle and a tractor trailer.

Mary Kelly of Brookfield escaped serious injury when the silver 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe she was driving became wedged under the trailer's undercarriage, said Lt. Larry Ash, a New Milford police spokesman.

Ms. Kelly, 20 was taken to New Milford Hospital as a precautionary measure, Lt. Ash said Tuesday.

The accident happened about 4 p.m. near the Brookfield line.

According to police, Ms. Kelly was reportedly driving northbound when she collided with the truck, which was attempting to make a turn into the southbound lane.

Emergency personnel from the Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 fire station and Brookfield fire companies had to cut the roof off her SUV to get to Ms. Kelly.

The driver of the truck, Raymond Johnson, 67, of Stafford, was cited for making an improper turn, according to Lt. Ash. It is unclear whether Mr. Johnson was injured.

The accident caused traffic to back up on the southbound lanes for about an hour as officials cleared the highway.

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