Route 44 in West Hartford at the base of Avon Mountain remained closed for several hours overnight after a deadly crash.
West Hartford police said crash occurred around 11:45 p.m. just west of the MDC Reservoir 6.
According to police, a vehicle being driven by 33-year-old Breanna Segudo of Hartford, was heading eastbound on Route 44 when it lost control and slammed into a tree. The vehicle burst into flames on impact, police said.
When crews arrived they found the vehicle fully engulfed in fire. West Hartford police Sgt. Aaron Vafiades and bystanders pulled Segudo from the vehicle. She was rushed by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford but later died from her injuries, police said.
Police said Segudo was the only occupant of the vehicle and no other cars were involved.
Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash, but said the weather conditions including light rain and dense fog could have been a factor.
Route 44 remained closed for nearly 6 hours as police investigated. It reopened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is being asked to contact the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203.
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