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Car, truck collide in fiery fatal crash in East Windsor; victim identified

The crash happened late Sunday near Exit 44.
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ct Connecticut state police

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. — One person is dead after a fiery crash in East Windsor on Interstate 91 late Sunday.

The crash happened just before exit 44.

Around 11:20 p.m., a tractor-trailer and a car were heading southbound in the right-hand lane when they hit each other. The crash caused a fire to break out, engulfing both cars, according to police. 

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The tractor-trailer and the car stopped in the area separating the exit ramp and the highway called the gore area. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, according to police.  

The driver of the car, later identified as Owen Contreras, 19, of North Granby, died at the scene from their injuries. The make and model of Contreras' car have not been identified. 

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Trooper Keith Dorsey, at keith.dorsey@ct.gov. 

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Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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