Police are investigating a crash on Town Hill Road (Route 219) in New Hartford early Thursday morning that killed one person and sent three others to the hospital.
Life Star responded to the crash, which happened just before 2 a.m., to airlift Jessica Ann Morse, 23, of New Hartford, to the hospital and three others were taken to an area hospital. One of them, Marissa Offsay, 23, of Avon, died in the crash.
James Laboy, 28, of Winsted, was driving south in a 2000 Toyota Camry on Town Hill Road and veered across the oncoming lane to the shoulder of the road, hitting a mailbox and then a tree, state police said. The impact of the collision propelled the car in the opposite direction and into the woods, causing it to hit a second tree.
Officials extricated Offsay from the car, but she was pronounced head at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
Morse, a back-seat passenger, was thrown from the back window in the crash. A Life-Star helicopter airlifted her to Hartford Hospital to be treated for internal injuries.
Laboy and the front passenger, John M. Auclair, 27, of New Hartford, were transported to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington to be treated for minor injuries.
The families have been notified. No information is available on the conditions of the survivors.
The Camry was towed to State Police Troop B in Canaan as evidence.
Town Hill Road, or Route 219, was closed between Hoppen Road and Litchfield Lane, but has since reopened.
Police are investigating. The State Police C.A.R.S. responded to analyze the crash scene.