Essex Crash


ESSEX, CT (WFSB) - A man who was killed in a wrong-way crash on Route 9 in Essex on Monday evening has been identified by State Police.

The crash happened on Route 9 southbound between Exits 3 and 4 around 5:15 p.m., according to State Police.

38-year-old David Moran, of Deep River, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Police said Moran was driving the wrong-way when he collided with 70-year-old Joseph Kaplowe Jr., of New London.

Kaplowe Jr. suffered a significant injury and was transported to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar.

Moran was driving a 2004 Subaru Outback northbound in the Route 9 south lanes.

A third vehicle tried avoiding the crash, but made contact with Moran's 2004 Subaru Outback.

According to State Police, Geoffrey Fairbairn was driving the third vehicle.

Fairbairn was not injured.

Channel 3 cameras were positioned above the scene of the crash on Dennison Rd, while the State Police Collision Reconstruction Squad sifted through the evidence and mangled metal. 

A source told Channel 3 Westbrook Police officers were trying to find the driver prior the crash. 

For hours, firefighters redirected cars between Exits 3 and 4.

However, the road has reopened.

For real-time traffic updates, check the Channel 3 traffic map here.

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