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One dead in late-night crash


A Hartford man was killed in a one car crash late Friday night in Farmington.

According to state police, 38-year-old Efrain Ortiz Jr. was killed after the car he was driving veered of the right shoulder on Route 9 and struck a metal guide rail.

The car then traveled over the rail and came to rest against the sound barrier alongside the highway.

Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene, while 4 other occupants, including three young children were all taken to area hospitals. One child was airlifted by Life Star from the scene.

State police continue to investigate the crash, and are asking any witnesses to contact the Troop H barracks at 860-534-1000.

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