Connecticut State Police

Troopers ID Man Killed in Crash on Route 140 in Ellington

Connecticut State Police have identified the man who was killed in a crash on Route 140 in Ellington early Sunday morning.

Troopers said 26-year-old Sean Ruel, of Ellington, was traveling westbound on Crystal Lake Road near the intersection of Webster Road shortly before 1 a.m.

While he was driving, police said he failed to negotiate a curve, hit an embankment off the right shoulder of the road and flipped his vehicle.

Ruel was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state troopers.

Route 140 was closed while police conducted an investigation, but it has since reopened.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Trooper Burzdak at Troop C in Tolland at (860) 896-3200.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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