State Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in Brooklyn dump truck crash
BROOKLYN, CT (WFSB) – A man from Willimantic died in a crash in Brooklyn Tuesday night when a dump truck and car collided, police said.
State police said they were forced to close Route 6 in the area of Cherry Hill Road around 7 p.m.
When troopers arrived at the scene, they reported serious injuries.
Carlos Garcia-Giron, 40, of Willimantic, drifted into the opposite direction of traffic on Route 6. He drove an Acura TSX.
State police said the driver of the dump truck was headed in the opposite direction and collided with Garcia-Giron’s Acura.
After the initial collision, troopers said the dump truck rolled onto its side.
Garcia-Giron was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the dump truck was identified as Ryan Reynolds, 26, of Moosup.
Reynolds was transported to Backus Plainfield Emergency Care Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation as of Wednesday morning.
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