NORWICH, Conn. (WTIC Radio) – A Noriwch man was killed in a crash on Interstate 395 in Noriwch early Tuesday.

State police say Johann Liebig, 51, was driving a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis that attempted to pass a 2012 Hyundai Elantra, causing both vehicles to lose control around 12:15 a.m.

Liebig’s car slammed into a tree near Exit 14 on the northbound side of the highway, said police. Liebig was later pronounced dead. The other car landed in a wooded area along the side of the highway and was not injured, said authorities.

The crash remains under investigation.

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