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Madison man dies after car crashes into New Haven’s Mill River

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Emergency crews on Grand Avenue in New Haven after a car went off the road into the Mill River, Sunday Sept 9, 2018(Alex Musco/FOX61)

NEW HAVEN – One man is dead after the car he was in crashed into the Mill River Saturday night.

First responders were called to Grand Avenue near East Street about 8:40 a.m. Saturday. The car appears to have crashed through a fence and into the water.

A 28-year-old man from Madison died in the car according to police. His name has not been released.

A heavy-duty wrecker has been brought in to recover the 2010 Nissan Altima.

Along with police and fire, the New Haven Accident Reconstruction Team, a dive team, and officials from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection were on scene. Grand Avenue is closed to traffic.

Police are investigating what caused the car to go off the road.

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