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State Police: 1 Dead After Car Veers Off Road And Into River In Barkhamsted

State Police: 1 Dead After Car Veers Off Road And Into River In Barkhamsted

BARKHAMSTED — The driver of a car that veered off West River Road and into a river Wednesday afternoon has died, according to state police. The accident happened about 1:10 p.m. in the Riverton section of town, Trooper Kelly Grant said. The car went down an embankment and into the water, she said. Firefighters were working to rescue at least one unresponsive occupant about 1:20 p.m., she said. Life Star helicopter was called to the scene. The driver was later indentifed as Kenneth Gibb, 46, of County Road in Barkhamsted, according to state police. Late Wednesday afternoon, Grant confirmed that the crash was fatal. State police said the driver went off the road hitting the wire...

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