Teen dies after car collides with tree, engulfs in flames in Newtown

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 17-year-old boy is dead after a brutal crash on Friday.

Police said at 10:24 p.m. Friday night, they responded to a crash on I-84 Westbound in Newtown just under a mile before exit 9.

The car drove off the right side of the road onto the grassy shoulder, according to police. The car then collided with a tree down the embankment and caught fire.

The driver, identified as Liam Declan Devine, of Danbury, was found dead upon arrival.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact troopers at 203-267-2240.

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