Police have identified the driver of a dump truck who died after hitting a highway sign on Interstate 95 North in Milford Thursday morning as 63-year-old Anthony Edward Drozd, of Middletown.
State police said the body of the dump truck he was driving was raised and hit the DOT sign for exit 41, which caused the truck to rollover.
Drozd was thrown from his vehicle and sustained extensive traumatic injuries, officials said.
A physician and an EMT who came upon the crash provided medical assistance until emergency crews arrived and Drozd was transported to Yale Trauma Center, but died at the hospital, according to fire officials.
The crash happened at 7:52 a.m., police said. It’s not clear why the body of the truck was raised and whether it somehow became raised or whether it was unintentionally left up.
Another vehicle was also involved in the crash, but the driver was not seriously injured.
The highway was closed where the crash happened from around 7:45 a.m. until around 2:45 p.m.