ESSEX, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut State Police have identified a man who died in a crash with a firetruck in Essex as an 80-year-old from Deep River.

Police say the firetruck was stopped on the highway responding to an accident when it was hit by the vehicle around 7:10 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 9 southbound.

William Spitzschuh was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire crews say a firefighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The highway was closed and reopened just after 11 p.m.

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