Police: 1 dead after I-84 Westbound crash Monday morning

(Traffic Camera)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– A driver involved in a Interstate 84 westbound crash in Waterbury on Monday morning has died.

According to State Police, 55-year-old Howard Pellagrino of Waterbury suffered fatal injuries after his vehicle collided with another. The operator of the second vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Department of Transportation reports that I-84 westbound was closed between Exits 21 and 19 because of a multi-vehicle accident that happened around 10 a.m.

The accident also led to a 50-60 gallon fuel spill on to the highway.

The highway was closed for several hours with traffic being diverted off exit 19.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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