A 36-year-old woman died in a crash on Slater Road in New Britain Thursday and a male occupant is in critical condition.
Police responded to the crash site near the Candlewood Road intersection at 10:59 a.m. on Thursday. The Red Acura carrying the woman and a 25-year-old man was headed southbound when it crashed into a utility pole and then into a parked mail truck. It's not clear at this time which person was driving.
The woman was critically injured and later died. The man sustained severe injuries and is recovering at area hospital. Both parties are from New Britain, police said.
Slater Road in New Britain was closed for several hours between the DiLoreto Magnet Elementary School and Candlewood Lane.
Bus routes were impacted, according to police.
Police are not releasing the identities of the people in the car until the family is notified.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation and police have not made any arrests at this time.
Police ask anyone with information on the crash to call the New Britain Police Traffic Safety Bureau at 860-826-3070.
More information will be provided when it becomes available.