Two Killed in Crash on Route 2 in Marlborough

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Two people have died following a serious crash on Route 2 eastbound in Marlborough on Sunday morning.

    Route 2 eastbound has reopened in Marlborough following the serious crash that killed two people Sunday morning, according to police.

    State police responded to the area of exit 13 on Route 2 eastbound shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. Police said the accident happened around 4:30 a.m.

    Police said a Volkswagen and an air gas tractor-trailer were involved in the crash. The Volkswagen appears to have rolled over and two people were pinned inside. The victims were identified as 32-year-old Omar Jani and 22-year-old Jack Sambrook. Both are from Ansonia.

    The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, according to police.

    "We can't make sense of it," said Marlborough Fire Capt. Mark Merritt. "It was significant damage to the vehicle though. So hopefully they'll have some answeres," he said of investigators.

    The road was closed for hours on Sunday and traffic was rerouted while first responders worked to clear the scene.

    This isn't the first deadly crash on this stretch of the road. Residents say the area is unsafe.

    "It's a really curvy road," said Artie Alo of Marlborough. "A lot of people speed on that road, so it makes it even more dangerous."

    Police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.