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Route 72 East to I-84 East reopens in Plainville after fatal car fire

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Officials said that Route 72 Eastbound at Exit 35 to Interstate 84 Eastbound has reopened after it was closed by a fatal car fire

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.

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