1 Dead in Crash on Route 2 East in Marlborough

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Route 2 eastbound is backed up for miles following a fatal crash in Marlborough. The highway is shut down in the area of exit 15.

    One person has died in a crash on Route 2 eastbound in Marlborough, and the highway was shut down for hours while police investigated.

    Police said the victim's car crashed before 3 p.m. in the area of exit 15 in Marlborough.

    The highway was shut down while LifeStar arrived on scene and airlifted one person to Hartford Hospital, according to state police and the helicopter service.

    It's not clear how many people were injured.

    Both lanes of traffic were blocked off until well after 6 p.m. while a state police accident reconstruction team investigated the crash.

    No additional information was immediately available.

    Check back for updates.