Norwich man killed in overnight crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Norwich man killed in overnight crash

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Investigators in Norwich are investigating what caused a deadly overnight crash on the northbound lanes of I-395 in the Yantic section of Norwich.

State police identified the victim as 51-year-old Johann Liebig of Norwich.

Liebig was the driver of one car.

The driver of the other car, identified as 19-year-old Brooke Michele Fitch of Plainfield, was not hurt.

Troopers responded to the two-vehicle crash near exit 14 just after midnight on Tuesday.

The highway was shut down for a few hours but reopened around 6 a.m.

State police said Fitch was traveling north on I-395 when Liebig attempted to pass her.

However, Liebig collided with Fitch, which caused both drivers to lose control of their vehicles. The vehicles left the roadway.

Fitch's vehicle came to a rest in the woods on the right side of the highway.

Liebig's car hit a tree. He was pronounced dead.

According to the Yantic Fire Department, this is the second fatal crash in the area in the past four days.

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