1 dead, 3 hospitalized after crash on Route 2 - WFSB 3 Connecticut

1 dead, 3 hospitalized after crash on Route 2

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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

One man died and three were seriously injured, after an on-car crash on Route 2, in East Hartford, early Saturday morning.

Zuleyma Cruz, 25, of Hartford, was driving a 2000 Nissan Altima with three passengers on the westbound side of Route 2 between exits 5D and 5A around 6:15 a.m.

Cruz lost control of the Altima, swerved, went off the roadway and crashed into several trees, police said.

Samuela D. Pacheco, 25, of Hartford was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Cruz and the other two passengers were taken to area hospitals. The conditions of the patients were not available at this time.

The crash forced the westbound travel lanes to close for hours Saturday morning.

The cause of  crash, remains under investigation by Connecticut State Police. Anyone with any information is asked to call state police at 860-534-1000.

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