1 dead in crash that closed part of Route 15 in New Haven

Route 15 fatal crash in New Haven (WTNH/ Report It)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– One person has died after a car crashed into a tree on Route 15 in New Haven Monday morning.

The right lane of Route 15 northbound was closed at exit 59 after a vehicle hit a tree around 7:14 a.m.  While the accident has cleared, Route 15 remains closed between exit 58 in Orange and exit 59 in New Haven for road work until 3 p.m.

It is unclear if anyone else was in the car during the accident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Drivers should expect delays in the area.

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