Rocky Hill man dies in I-91 exit ramp crash in Cromwell following police pursuit

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A 28-year-old man has died after the car he was in crashed into a tree following a police pursuit on Interstate 91 in Cromwell overnight Friday.

Connecticut State Police say that at around 12:22 a.m., a 2004 Audi A4 driven by 28-year-old Dayquan Hibbert, of New Britain, was traveling on I-91 southbound when he attempted to exit the highway using the exit 21 off ramp. While trying to negotiate a right curve within the exit ramp, the Audi left the side of the ramp and entered the roadside. 

Then, while within the roadside, the Audi’s front end collided with a tree.

As a result of the crash, Hibbert suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment. 

His passenger, John Williams Griffin, of Rocky Hill, sustained serious injuries and when he was extricated from the car, he was pronounced dead.

According to State Police, Hibbert had failed to stop when signaled by troopers and had engaged state police in a pursuit before the crash. It’s unclear if Hibbert faces any charges. 

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact troopers at 860-779-4917.

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