NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTIC) – State police say a 55-year-old New Britain man is dead after jumping from a highway overpass following a car crash Tuesday night.

Police say David Rodriguez was driving a 2001 Toyota Camry that slammed into a guardrail on Route 72 westbound in New Britain shortly before 9 p.m. Rodriguez subsequently jumped from an overpass, said police. He and a passenger were taken to Hartford Hospital, where Rodriguez was pronounced dead, said authorities.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call State Police Troop H in Hartford at 860-534-1000, extension 6019.




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