One Dead After Crash on Route 72 East in Plainville

One person is dead after a crash on Route 72 East in Plainville early Thursday morning, according to state police. They do not yet have a confirmed identity of the person who died.  

State police said the car that crashed is a four-door sedan and appears to be the only vehicle involved.

Police received a call shortly after 3 a.m. reporting that a car had crashed through the guardrail and into the bridge abutment.

The ramp from Route 72 East to Interstate 84 East was closed for nearly six hours, but has reopened.

Investigators are looking for witnesses to come forward and provide information. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call 860-534-1000.

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