The Department of Transportation reports that I-91 southbound was shutdown between exits 7 and 6 after a crash involving two vehicles was reported at 5:43 a.m.
State Troopers said Mason Stasiak, 30 of Hamden died at Yale New Haven Hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.
The other driver has no apparent injuries.
Stasiak fell asleep while driving. He hit the center barrier and ended up in the right center lane and the other car in that lane slammed into him.
The accident has since been cleared and the highway has reopened to traffic.
I-91 SB IN NEW HAVEN IS CLOSED BETWEEN EXITS 7-6— Alyssa Rae Taglia (@AlyssaRaeTaglia) April 11, 2019
Connecticut State Police say that at around 5:13 a.m., troopers responded to the two vehicle accident in the area of exit 6.
#CTtraffic Interstate 91 Southbound, Exit 8-6 in the town of New Haven is closed while Troopers investigate a serious injury accident. Use alternate routes.— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) April 11, 2019