CANTON (WFSB) - One person was killed after a car struck a tree in Canton Saturday night. 

According to police, officers and emergency personnel were called to the intersection of North Mountain Road and Orchard Hill Road for the report of a car into a tree. 

When officers arrived they located the vehicle and three occupants. The female driver was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. 

Police identified the deceased driver as 30-year-old Martina Mendoza-Gutierrez of Torrington.

Witnesses then told police about a 4th person who was seen running from the vehicle after the crash. Police located the person in the woods nearby. 

Police said no charges have been field and they are awaiting a report from the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Squad. 

Police are continuing the investigate the accident and anyone with information is asked to call the Canton Police Department. 

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FYI Micky

[rolleyes] not a lot of brainpower in the runner! Nice way to help your friends...

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