Connecticut State Police

1 Dead, 2 Seriously Injured in Crash on I-395 in Norwich

An Enfield man was killed and two other people seriously injured after a crash on Interstate 395 in Norwich.

The crash happened on the southbound side of the highway near exit 18 around 11 p.m. Sunday night.

Connecticut State Police said a Ford F150 was traveling north in the right lane behind a Ford Escape when the F150 switched lanes. As the truck switched lanes, it struck the back of the Escape.

The driver of the F150 then lost control and crashed into a cement bridge support in the center median before continuing through a guide rail and stopping on the southbound side of the highway, according to police.

A passenger of the F150, identified as 25-year-old Benjamin St. Pierre, of Enfield, was pronounced dead on scene. The driver, 22-year-old Victoria Berube of Suffield, and a second passenger, 26-year-old Eric Lemieux of Enfield, were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Escape was not injured, police said.

The highway was closed for about six hours while police investigated but has since reopened.

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