East Hampton man dies after crash on Route 85 in Salem - WFSB 3 Connecticut

East Hampton man dies after crash on Route 85 in Salem

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SALEM, CT (WFSB) -

A man from East Hampton died after a crash on Route 85 in Salem Wednesday morning.

Connecticut State Police said the crash occurred near Skyline Drive around 6 a.m.

State police said a motor vehicle being driven by Richard Banning, 55, crashed into a tree in the area.

The Department of Transportation said the road was closed for hours as it was treated for icy conditions in the area in addition to the crash scene being cleaned up.

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