NORWICH, CT (WFSB) - Police identified the man killed in a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 395 Southbound on Monday morning.

Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer, 61-year-old Robert Neubig of Wallingford, was killed in the crash. His passenger was uninjured, state police said.

The Southbound of I-395 in Norwich between Exits 13 and 11 was closed for several hours after a deadly tractor-trailer crash. One lane on the northbound side of the highway was also closed as crews worked to extinguish the fire.

State police said Route 2 eastbound to I-395 South was also closed for a brief period of time. All areas have since reopened. 

According to state police, the driver of the tractor-trailer was hauling an over height trailer, which struck an overpass causing it to lose control. The truck then turned on its side and caught on fire. 

No additional information was released at this time. 

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