1 person killed in Route 44 New Hartford accident

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NEW HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Route 44 in New Hartford is closed after two people were struck by a car.

The Department of Transportation says the motor-vehicle accident occurred around 9:15 a.m.

The accident happened at 495 Main Street in New Hartford. Police confirm that Lifestar transported the victims to Charlotte-Hungerford Hospital in Torrington.

A preliminary investigation by Connecticut State Police determined a 2002 Honda Civic, driven by 31-year-old Shivan Desai, traveled off the roadway and onto the sidewalk where is struck two people.

Trooper Kelly Grant confirms that one person has died as a result of the accident. The victim has been identified as 69-year-old William Pellum. The second person, 67-year-old Sybil Pellum is continuing to receive treatment at Hartford Hospital.

State police are still conducting their investigation. If you witnessed this accident or have any information that can help you are asked to call (860) 534-1000

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