Driver in crash with state trooper in Stratford dies in Fairfield crash 

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FAIRFIELD — A deadly crash happened late Monday night in Fairfield after a collision with a state trooper in Stratford.

State police said that at around 11:25 p.m. somebody died in a single-car crash in the woods off Route 15 south, near exit 46 in Fairfield.

Police said the car was traveling southbound on Route 15 when it left the travel portion of the roadway and entered onto the exit 46 off ramp. Once on the off ramp, the car continued to drive straight, ignoring the curvature of the the ramp. The car drove down a slight embankment and hit a tree on the driver’s side.

A state police spokeswoman says the vehicle was reportedly involved in a crash in Stratford earlier in night with the personal vehicle of an off-duty trooper.

There was no word on whether the trooper was injured or whether the vehicle was being pursued when it crashed.

The victim’s name wasn’t released.

State police said the accident scene was clear just after 4 a.m. and the exit 46 off-ramp reopened.

The accident remains under investigation.