Driver Killed After Crashing into Dump Truck in Brooklyn, Connecticut

A male driver extricated from his car was killed after crashing into a dump truck on Route 6 in Brooklyn, Connecticut early Saturday morning.

Brian Laroche, 55, of Danielson, was driving his 1995 Ford Probe in eastbound direction on Route 6 when he swerved into the oncoming lane just west of Laurel Hill Road and hit the driver's side of the Willimantic Waste Paper Co. Inc. dump truck Johnnie Lefevre, 39, of Sterling, was driving nearly head-on, state police said. The collision happened around 8:08 a.m.

Laroche's car was pushed back into the eastbound lane and came to an "uncontrolled rest" on the side of the road south of the lane, state police said. Firefighters extricated him from the car and he was trasnported to Day Kimball hospital in Putnam. 

A Life Flight helicopter airlifted him to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. It would have been Laroche's 56th birthday on Sunday.

There is no word on the condition of the dump truck driver or the cause of the crash.

State police continue to investigate the crash.

There was another crash in Brooklyn on Route 6 soon after involving a motorcycle and the two crashes are unrelated.

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