Driver Killed After Crashing Car on Route 11 in Salem

Police continue to investigate a late-Sunday accident which left one person dead in a town that borders East Haddam.

An out-of-state resident was killed after crashing a car on Route 11 in the town of Salem late Sunday evening.

Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said the unidentified driver was going southbound when, around 8:15 p.m., the person lost control while driving in the right lane and veered into the left shoulder.

The driver crashed the car into a tree just south of the Exit 5 on-ramp, Vance said. Emergency responders arrived shortly thereafter and pronounced the driver dead at the scene, he said.

Vance said police are withholding the person’s name because investigators still have to make contact with the family. He confirmed that the person was from out of state.

The Day of New London reported Tuesday that the driver was from Texas.

The crash happened less than a mile from the East Haddam border. The vehicle has not been identified.

State police from the Troop K barracks in Colchester continue to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information should contact Troop K at 860-537-7500.


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