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New Hampshire man killed in I-84 tractor-trailer crash

A DOT crash attenuation truck was parked in left lane, as part of a lane closure operation. It was as rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.
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UNION, Connecticut — A tractor-trailer driver from New Hampshire was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash on I-84. 

The crash happened on I-84 westbound between Exits 73 and 72 around 1:45 p.m. in Union.

The westbound side of the highway was closed for around seven hours.

According to the state Department of Transportation, a DOT crash attenuation truck was parked in the left lane, as part of a lane closure operation, when it was rear-ended by the tractor-trailer. The two trucks swerved to the left and struck the double-metal beam guardrail in the center median.

State Police say that Eric Poblenz from Manchester, New Hampshire was pronounced dead at the scene. The DOT driver suffered only minor injuries.

Police ask anyone who was witness to the crash to call Troop C 860-896-3200.