2 Dead After Crash on I-84 in Southbury

Two people were killed when their car crashed into a tree and caught fire off I-84 west in Southbury Friday morning.

State police said the accident happened near exit 14 around 9:45 a.m. The vehicle reportedly crashed and caught fire.

The driver, identified as Warren Rynkar, 69, of Malden, Mass., was declared dead on scene. His passenger, identified as John Rynkar, 26, of Malden, Mass. was taken to Waterbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No one else was in the vehicle, police said.

The off ramp at exit 14 was closed until 1:40 p.m.

State police continue to investigate.

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