Middletown man dead after crash in Durham


DURHAM, Conn. (WTNH)– A Middletown man has died in a single car crash in Durham Monday night.

State police confirm that 42-year-old Robert Southwick of Middletown died after crashing a Chevy Avalanche in the area of Coe Road around 11:20 p.m. Route 17 was closed for several hours while troopers investigated the accident but has since reopened.

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Troopers say the vehicle crossed over to the southbound lane, hit an embankment, then rolled over and struck a tree. The vehicle came back onto the roadway landing on its roof and slid across the roadway and hit the metal guardrail. Southwick was not wearing a seatbelt. The crash is still under investigation.

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