One Dead, Two Injured in Car Crash

Saturday, May 11, 2013  |  Updated 6:20 PM EDT
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One Dead, Two Injured in Car Crash

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 A man is dead and a woman and an infant were injured after the man lost control of his vehicle and struck a pole on Route 9 North in Farmington Friday night.

State police responded to the area of Exit 30 on Route 9 Northbound in Farmington around 10:30 p.m. Friday for a report of a single vehicle car crash.

Upon arrival, they discovered a Nissan Maxima that had struck a metal beam guard rail before striking a Department of Transportation overhead pole sign.

The driver of the vehicle, Efrain Ortiz, 38 of Hartford, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three children, aged three weeks to 2 years old were also in the vehicle.

The 21-year-old female and the 11-month-old infant had reported injuries.

State police are asking anyone with information to please call State Police Troop H at 860-534-1000.

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