Clinton man dies in car accident on I-91 in Wallingford

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Clinton man has died after a car accident on I-91 in Wallingford on Thursday afternoon.

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(WTNH / Vanessa Wojtusiak)

Troopers say 32-year-old Billy Rubendunst of Clinton was traveling on I-91 southbound between exit 15 and the Wallingford Rest Area. According to police, he lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason and struck the right shoulder guardrail at the Durham Road overpass. After Rubendunst struck the right shoulder guardrail, his vehicle continued southbound crossing all three traffic lanes, traveling into the center median.

Once Rubendunst traveled into the center median, he continued and struck a tree head-on. Due to the impact with the tree, Rubendunst suffered fatal injuries.

According to Troopers, all lanes except the right lane on I-91 southbound were closed between exits 15 and 14 in Wallingford because of the one-car accident, but they have since reopened.

Traffic was congested from exit 17 to exit 14.

2017 06 15wallingfordi91south2 Clinton man dies in car accident on I 91 in Wallingford
(WTNH / Vanessa Wojtusiak)

Rubendunst was the only occupant in the vehicle and no other individuals or vehicles were involved in the accident.

2017 06 15wallingfordi91south3 Clinton man dies in car accident on I 91 in Wallingford
(WTNH / Vanessa Wojtusiak)

Troopers are continuing to investigate this case. Anyone with any information is asked to call Trooper First Class Matthew Herz at (203) 393-4200.

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