One man was killed during an overnight crash in Waterbury, according to state police.
Troopers said the crash happened on Route 8 southbound between exits 36 and 34.
Investigators said for an unknown reason, Roy Gruner, 35, of Beacon Falls, left the roadway and collided with a tree down an embankment.
Gruner was transported to Waterbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Troopers said the crash happened just before 2:15 a.m.
They also said the highway had to be briefly closed while they conducted their investigation.
State police said they are still investigating the cause.
They asked anyone with information about what happened to give them a call at 203-267-2200, extension 4346.
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