Manchester Man Killed in Crash From I-91 Ramp in Windsor

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A 66-year-old Manchester man has died after losing control of a pickup on an off-ramp of Interstate 91 in Windsor and hitting a bridge abutment, according to state police.

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. Thursday and state police have identified the driver as Leonard Price, 66, of Manchester.

State police said he was on I-91 North, on the exit 38 HOV off-ramp, when he lost control, hit the concrete barrier in the median, drove through the Poquonock Avenue intersection and hit the concrete bridge abutment on the opposite side of the intersection.

His truck landed against the bridge abutment and Price suffered serious injuries and died at the scene, according to state police.

His truck was towed from the scene.

Route 75 North in South Windsor remained closed at I-91 as of 12:30 p.m. The southbound lanes are open.

State police are investigating the crash and they are asking witnesses and anyone with video to call Trooper Michael Dean at Troop H, at 860-534-1098 or email at

Video from the scene showed the pickup with the nose of the vehicle on the ground and the bed of the truck up against one of the bridges and several first responders at the scene.

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