HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut State Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the moments before a deadly crash on Route 15 south in Hamden on Wednesday.

The crash happened Wednesday afternoon, around 2:30 p.m., in the area of exit 60.

Police said a woman, identified as 57-year-old Lisa Vecchitto of Waterbury, died in the crash.

According to police, for an unknown reason, Vecchitto's vehicle veered off the road, into a wooded area, and struck a tree.

Shortly after, the car caught fire.

Police said Vecchitto was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to contact state police at 203-393-4200.

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