Man Dead After Jumping Over Overpass in New Britain: Police

A New Britain man is dead after jumping over an overpass along Route 72 in New Britain after a crash on Tuesday night, according to state police. 

Police said 55-year-old David Rodriguez, of New Britain, crashed into a guiderail near exit 7 on Route 72, then his Toyota Camry crossed the road and hit a jersey barrier. 

Rodriguez got out of his car, jumped off the overpass and died after being transported to Hartford Hospital, according to state police. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information about it should call state police at 860-534-1000, extension 6019.

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