New Britain man killed in Plainville car crash


PLAINVILLE — A 35-year-old New Britain man has died after crashing on Route 72 Monday afternoon.

Carl Nauss, 35, of New Britain, was driving a Dodge Ram truck west when he went off Route 72 near exit 1 and struck a guardrail and a light pole, before crashing into an embankment. Nauss was taken to Hartford Hospital and later pronounced dead, according to a state police report.

The accident occurred around 2:45 p.m. Route 72 was closed for about six hours. State police continue to investigate the crash.

–  Devin Leith-Yessian

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