The driver of a dump truck that plunged down an embankment on Interstate 91 North in Wethersfield is dead, according to state police.
State Police said the dump truck went off the highway near exit 27 just before 4 a.m. Friday, down a steep embankment and landed in a heavily wooded area.
The driver was trapped and it took rescue crews more than an hour to remove the person from the vehicle.
A firefighter who suffered from exhaustion and was taken to the hospital is expected to be released after observation by hospital medical staff.
All lanes of the highway are now open, according to state police.
The name of the victim has not been released.
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