According to authorities, around 3:10 a.m., units responded to a report of a crash on the highway.
At the scene, police said they learned that a vehicle was traveling when it failed to maintain its lane and crashed.
The vehicle struck a metal guardrail before hitting a cement bridge abutment.
The car then caught fire and the operator, who has not been identified, sustained fatal injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 860-534-1000.