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Police: Two Brothers Killed In East Hartford Crash

EAST HARTFORD — Two brothers, ages 16 and 18, were killed in a one-car crash early Sunday morning, police said.

Robert Swain, 18, of 235 Main St., East Hartford, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a statement released Monday evening. His brother, Landrew Swain, 16, of 33 Delmont St., Manchester, was taken to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

They said the driver of the car, an 18-year-old male who was not identified, was not injured but was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a precaution.

The fourth occupant, a 20-year-old male who also was not identified, was seriously injured, police said, and was taken to Hartford Hospital.

The accident happened about 4:15 a.m. Sunday. Police said a green BMW was found on the front lawn of 380 Forest St., with four people inside.

In a statement Monday evening, Mayor Marcia Leclerc said, “Our hearts are heavy for the loss of these young men. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and we stand ready to ensure that our community has the professional support needed to grieve.”

The Mid-State Accident Reconstruction Team, which includes officers from Berlin, Cromwell, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, responded to the scene to help East Hartford police.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the East Hartford Police Department.


Man Dies After Being Hit By Car In Hartford

HARTFORD — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on New Britain Avenue late Tuesday, police said.

Shortly before 11 p.m., police responded to the area of 914 New Britain Ave. for the report of a person being hit by a car. When officers arrived they found a man in the street suffering from serious injuries, police said.

Officers on scene began administering first aid to the man and he was rushed to Hartford Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police said the driver remained on scene and the accident is under investigation. It’s not clear if charges will be filed at this time.


Overnight Fatal Crash Closes NB I-95 In Greenwich

GREENWICH — A fatal crash involving two tractor-trailers and a service truck closed northbound I-95 near exit 3 in Greenwich early Friday, but the roadway is expected to reopen soon.

State police closed the highway to conduct their investigation and clear the damaged vehicles.

The crash was reported about 2:40 a.m. and initial reports are that a northbound tractor trailer struck a service truck that was on the shoulder behind a second tractor trailer that had a flat tire. The service truck was pushed into the trailer of the truck on the shoulder.

State police reopened the roadway’s left lane about 7 a.m.


New Britain Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

EAST HARTFORD — A New Britain man was killed late Tuesday when he lost control of his motorcycle on the westbound I-384 connector to I-84.

State police and East Hartford firefighters were called to the crash at 11:19 p.m.

State police said Dwayne Mott, 48, of Atlantic Street, went off the right side of the road and struck a guard rail. He was thrown from the motorcycle and fatally injured, police said.

Mott was taken by ambulance to Hartford Hospital, where he died.

State police at the Hartford barracks are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to call Trooper John Blalock at Troop H at 860-534-1070, ext. 6001.


Motorcyclist Injured In Vernon Crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Regan Road early Monday.

A car was driving east on Regan Road around 6:36 a.m. and turned left into the driveway of an apartment complex at 201 Regan Road, according to a release from Vernon Police.

The motorcycle was traveling west on Regan Road. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as Timothy Dyment, 31, of 153 Regan Road, tried to stop as the car turned in front of him, but the vehicles collided, the release states.
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Dyment was brought to Rockville Hospital and transferred to Hartford Hospital for treatment of “undisclosed serious injuries,” the release states.

The driver of the car, Angel Ortiz, 28, of 274 Bellevue St., Hartford, was brought to Rockville Hospital for evaluation.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to call Officer Charles Hicking at 860-872-9126, ext. 224.


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