One person is dead after a stolen car struck a sanitation truck on Silver Lane in East Hartford and the road was closed for hours while police investigated.
The crash happened on Silver Lane near the intersection with Holland Lane around 11 a.m. Monday.
Police said the driver of the car was killed. The driver of the sanitation truck was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
"I heard a big bang and I thought a transformer was exploding," said Joanne Dunning, who lives nearby. She said the car caught fire moments after the impact.
According to police, the car involved was a stolen Honda and the driver lost control.
Officers pursued the stolen car on Burnside Avenue earlier Monday morning, but police said the chase was called off and was not connected to the crash.
Silver Lane was closed for hours from Forbes Street to the Manchester town line.
The drivers have not been identified.
No additional information was immediately available.
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