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ELLINGTON - State Police say a local man was killed in a single-car rollover crash in Ellington.

The crash occurred on Route 140 (Crystal Lake Road), shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday.  State Police say 26-year-old Sean Ruel of Jobs Hill Road in Ellington was traveling Westbound on Rt. 140 near Webster Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, struck an embankment, and the car overturned. Ruel was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wrecked car being towed from crash scene in Ellington.

Route 140 is currently closed at Teaberry Ridge Road, according to the state Department of Transportation.

A crash reconstruction team is on the scene. Route 140 is expected be closed for several hours as investigators work the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Troop C in Tolland at 860-896-3200.

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