An 18-year-old East Hartford man was killed in a crash on Route 2 West in Glastonbury on Thursday morning.
State Police identified the teen as Erik Brandon Blades, 18, of East Hartford and said he lost control of his 1999 Honda Accord near exit 5D and hit a tree just after 5:30 a.m.
LifeStar medical transport helicopter was called, but then canceled, officials said. Blades was pronounced dead at the scene.
Route 2 West was closed from exit 5D to Route 17, but has since reopened.
Anyone with information about the crash should call state police at 860-534-1000.
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