One man dead following crash in Chester - WFSB 3 Connecticut

One man dead following crash in Chester

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CHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

A deadly crash shut down Route 9 southbound late Sunday night.

The crash happened between exits 7 and 6 in Chester, according to state police.

Troopers said the driver, identified as 51-year-old Louis Priest, swerved off of the road and traveled 500 feet before colliding with a tree.

There's no word on what caused Priest to swerve in the first place.

Investigators are looking into it.

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