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Driver dies in Interstate 395 crash in Norwich

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Norwich -- A driver died in a single-car crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 395. 

In a press release on its Facebook page, Yantic Fire Engine Co. 1 said that its firefighters, along with those from the Occum department, were dispatched to the northbound lane of the highway near the Canterbury Turnpike overpass for a a report of a vehicle in the woods at 7:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found the vehicle with extremely heavy damage with the front end of the car along with the motor along the Jersey barrier.

Firefighters scanned the area with thermal imaging cameras to make sure no passengers were ejected from the vehicle on impact. The driver was pronounced dead on scene. The fire department said state police are investigating whether the incident possibly occurring earlier in the morning but not being visible until daylight.

As of 3:30 p.m., state police had not release any details about the crash.

 

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