One Dead After Crash on Route 5/15 in Wethersfield

A Hartford man is dead after a crash on Route 15/5 in Wethersfield Tuesday morning, according to state police.

The deceased victim has been identified as 48-year-old Jose Guzman, of Hartford.

A second person, identified as a 36-year-old from Waterbury, was taken to Hartford Hospital for evaluation. Police said it was unclear who was driving.

Connecticut State Police said Guzman and the other man were traveling in a Buick Lacrosse in the right lane of Route 5/15 North near the Wethersfield-Hartford line.

For some reason the vehicle swerved into the shoulder and hit a guardrail before breaking loose and striking the guardrail off the left shoulder. The car then went airborne before hitting a tree and rolling over, landing on its roof.

Guzman was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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