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Fatal crash on Rt. 70 in Cheshire; second crash on I-84E further stalling traffic

Police investigate a crash on Waterbury Road (Rt. 70), Nov. 8, 2019 (John Krebs/FOX61)

CHESHIRE — Police say they are investigating an accident with one fatality on Waterbury Road (Route 70) between Winslow Road and Marion Road.

The operators of both vehicles needed to be extricated and a juvenile was in a safety seat and did not need to be extricated.

Both drivers were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. One driver succumbed to their injuries while the other driver has significant, but not life-threatening, injuries.

The juvenile suffered only minor injuries.

The crash happened just before 1 p.m.

The road was previously closed but has since re-opened.

Traffic is also getting snarled by another crash in Cheshire. Multiple vehicles crashed on I-84 Eastbound just before 3 p.m. That crash, between exits 26 and 27, has the right two lanes are closed. At least one car rolled over, according to the state DOT.

Cheshire police say the Naugatuck Valley Collision Investigation Team is on scene and investigating the crash.

This is a developing story.

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