CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — A man from Massachusetts died after he was struck by a tractor trailer on I-91 Tuesday morning, Connecticut State Police said.

According to police, a tractor trailer was traveling south on I-91 in the right center lane in Cromwell while a second car was parked in the right and center lanes. The driver of the second car, 31-year-old Nicholas Davidowicz of Newton, Mass., was outside of the car, and the tractor trailer driver swerved to avoid the collision.

Police said Davidowicz ran from the center lane into the left lane and was struck by the tractor trailer. The tractor trailer lost control and crashed into the parker car, causing the trailer to roll over.

Davidowicz was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. The tractor trailer driver reported no injuries and refused medical attention.

The highway was shut down for several hours at Exit 22 southbound and at the Route 8 south exit to I-91 south (Exit 20). Roads were re-opened just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

The crash is currently under investigation. Any witnesses of the crash are urged to contact Trooper Michael Dean of Troop H at (860) 534-1098 or via email at michael.dean@ct.gov. Anyone with a dashcam who was driving through the area at the time of the crash is also asked to reach out.

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