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Identity of driver in fatal Plainfield crash released

PLAINFIELD – Police are investigating the cause of a fiery crash that killed one person in the Moosup section of Plainfield early Saturday morning. First ...

PLAINFIELD – Police are investigating the cause of a fiery crash that killed one person in the Moosup section of Plainfield early Saturday morning.

First responders were called to the area of 28 Sterling Road (Route 14) about 2:40 a.m. on Saturday. They found a vehicle engulfed in flames, which were subsequently extinguished by the Moosup Fire Department. A deceased occupant was located in the driver’s seat.

The driver was identified as Shane Currier, 21,  of Danielson.

Police say the initial investigation determined that the car, a Hyundai Sonata, was traveling eastbound on Sterling Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle veered off the right side of the road, struck a large tree head-on, and immediately caught fire.

This investigation remains ongoing by the Plainfield Police Department

If anyone has information pertaining to this motor vehicle crash, please contact the Plainfield Police Department at 860-564-0804.