A devastating multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 in West Hartford, Connecticut claimed two lives Wednesday night.
According to Connecticut State Police, the fatal collision occurred around 8 p.m. near Exit 44 on the eastbound side of I-84. The identities of the deceased have not been released at this time.
First responders arriving on the scene found a tragic situation with multiple wrecked vehicles and casualties. Both directions of the interstate were shut down for hours as investigators worked the scene.
By early Thursday, crews had cleared the grim crash site and traffic began flowing again. Details remain limited on the number and type of vehicles involved in the double-fatal tragedy.
While the circumstances are still unclear, police indicated speed may have played a role as they probe what led to such a catastrophic chain-reaction crash. For families of the deceased, the painful news provides little comfort.
The tight-knit community now mourns two lives cut short in an instant, highlighting the fragility of life on busy highways. As state police search for answers, heartbroken loved ones are left to pick up the pieces.
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