One dead in North Stonington crash

North Stonington and Old Mystic firefighters work to rescue the victim of a motor vehicle accident on Route 2 just south of the intersection of Main Street in North Stonington Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Route 2 was closed while emergency crews worked to extricate the victim.
North Stonington and Old Mystic firefighters work to rescue the victim of a motor vehicle accident on Route 2 just south of the intersection of Main Street in North Stonington Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Route 2 was closed while emergency crews worked to extricate the victim. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo

North Stonington – State police have confirmed at least one person is dead as a result of a one-car crash this afternoon on Route 2, just south of the intersection with Main Street.

The crash was reported at 1:37 p.m. First responders spent several hours at the scene cutting away portions of the white sedan to free the occupant. The car, which was on its side, appears to have traveled off the roadway, up an embankment and into a tree.

The car sustained heavy damage and the occupant was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

State police, along with firefighters from North Stonington and Old Mystic, remained at the scene as of 4 p.m. Route 2 was closed during response and investigation into the crash and remained closed at 4 p.m.

It is unclear if there was more than one occupant in the vehicle. Information on the identity of the deceased is not yet available.

North Stonington and Old Mystic firefighters work to rescue the victim of a motor vehicle accident on Route 2 just south of the intersection of Main Street in North Stonington Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.  Route 2 was closed while emergency crews worked to extricate the victim.
North Stonington and Old Mystic firefighters work to rescue the victim of a motor vehicle accident on Route 2 just south of the intersection of Main Street in North Stonington Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Route 2 was closed while emergency crews worked to extricate the victim. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo
North Stonington and Old Mystic firefighters work to rescue the victim of a motor vehicle accident on Route 2 just south of the intersection of Main Street in North Stonington Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
North Stonington and Old Mystic firefighters work to rescue the victim of a motor vehicle accident on Route 2 just south of the intersection of Main Street in North Stonington Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo
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