UNION, CT (WFSB) -- One person has died after a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a Dept. of Transportation truck on I-84 west in the town of Union.

The crash happened between exits 73 and 72.

As of about 2:40 p.m., the highway had been shut down.

Dept. of Transportation officials said a preliminary investigation shows a tractor-trailer read-ended a DOT truck on the highway.

The DOT truck was part of a lane closure for road work.

Officials said the driver of the DOT truck is okay.

Police did not release the identity of the person that died at this time. 

Follow traffic updates in the area here.

Stay with Ch. 3 for further developments.

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