State police report a three-car accident on eastbound Interstate 84, west of Exit 9, at about 4:46 pm on July 1. The autos were traveling in heavy rush-hour traffic when the accident occurred. State police said motorist Michael Seminoro, 32, of Milford, who was driving a 2009 Saturn Aura, stopped, after which motorist Gary Perez, 44, Shelton, who was driving a 2014 Dodge Challenger, started to slow down. Motorist Jason Savoca, 18, of 9 Hedge Meadow Lane, who was driving a 2004 Acura TSX, then struck the rear end of the Dodge, pushing the Dodge into the rear end of the Saturn, state police said. The Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported Perez to Waterbury Hospital on a report of pain, state police said. Hawleyville volunteer firefighters responded to the incident to clean up a fuel spill. State police said they issued Savoca an infraction for following too closely.