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State Police investigating after New Haven man dies in 3 car crash on I-91

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NORTH HAVEN — State Police are investigating after a fatal, fiery 3-car crash early Sunday morning on I-91.

Officials say around 2:40 a.m., the North Haven Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on I-91 northbound between exists 10-12. As fire crews were headed to the scene, they were made aware that one of the cars was engulfed in flames.

When crews arrived on the scene, they found three cars involved in the crash across three lanes of the highway near exit 11.

Benjaman Morant Jr. of New Haven was pronounced dead at the scene. One of the three cars was fully involved in a fire, and there were seven victims.

Fire officials worked quickly to extinguish the motor vehicle and assess the victims for injuries, one required extrication.

Two people fled the scene while crews were assessing them for injuries, and some of the victims were taken to hospitals in New Haven.