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1 dead in Portland crash

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PORTLAND, CT (WFSB) -

Portland police said one person was killed in a fiery crash on Route 66 overnight.

Just before 2 a.m., police said emergency crews responded to reports of a crash in the area known as The Ledges.

A preliminary investigation showed the GMC truck was traveling east on Route 66 when it crashed into a rock embankment on the westbound shoulder.

Officials said there was a fire after the crash, and the operator, who hasn't been identified, is presumed dead at the scene.

The road was reopened around 8 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

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