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NEWTON (WFSB) - A woman has died after being hit by a tractor trailer on I-84 east in Newtown Monday morning.

The crash happened on I-84 east, not far from exit 13.

Police said the driver of a car, identified as Samantha Figueroa of Hartford, was outside of her disabled vehicle in the left lane, trying to flag down passing vehicles.

The driver of a passing tractor trailer was traveling on the highway in a left curve when it collided with Figueroa's car.

Figueroa was hit during the crash and was taken to the hospital where she passed away.

The case remains under investigation.

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