1 dead after truck crashes into Hampton home

HAMPTON, Conn. (WTNH) — One person has died after a pickup truck crashed into a home off of Hartford Turnpike in Hampton Tuesday afternoon.

According to Connecticut State Police, the crash occurred at 12:37 p.m. in the area of 465 Hartford Turnpike, also known as U.S. Route 6. A section of Route 6 near the crash site was closed before reopening just before 5 p.m.

Police say that a truck operator wa traveling eastbound on the Hartford Turnpike when it traveled off of the right shoulder and struck a house. The operator, who was later identified as Patrick Dunn, 32, of New London succumbed to his injuries.

The crash caused a large hole in the foundation of the home. The roadway has since reopened.

The accident remains under investigation.