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Police identify truck driver killed in fiery highway crash

August 20, 2019

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police have identified a tractor-trailer driver who died in a fiery crash that forced the closure of an eastern Connecticut highway for more than seven hours.

State Police said Tuesday that 61-year-old Robert Neubig, of Wallingford, Connecticut, was killed when the truck flipped on its side and caught fire after the too-tall trailer hit an overpass on Interstate 395 southbound in Norwich on Monday afternoon.

A passenger in the truck was not injured.

The wrecked big rig blocked the entire southbound side of the highway.

The crash remains under investigation.

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