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Highway and Road Disasters

Person Dead After Car Crashes Into River

BARKHAMSTED — One occupant 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. Late Wednesday afternoon, Grant confirmed that the crash was fatal. There is a report that a man was in the car with a dog. The road will be closed at the bridge for several hours while the accident is investigated, state police said. ...