MIDDLEBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — One man died following a car crash on I-84 in Middlebury on Thursday, police said.

John Dowling, 72, of Naugatuck, sustained life-threatening injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

State Police responded to the accident, which occurred between Exits 16 and 17 on I-84. Officials said that John Dutton, 64, was traveling on I-84 eastbound, east of Exit 16, when Dowling traveled over the median of I-84 into the westbound travel lanes, striking Dutton’s car.

Dutton was transported to Waterbury Hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating the crash. Any witnesses are urged to contact CSP Troop A at (203) 267-2240.

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