2 Pedestrians Struck in Fatal Crash on Route 44 in Pomfret

Two pedestrians were struck and one was killed in a crash on Route 44 in Pomfret on Tuesday night. 

One victim, identified as 35-year-old Mildred Garcia of Pomfret, died after being struck by a vehicle on at 567 Mashamoquet Road (Route 44), late in the evening, according to state police.

The second victim, identified as a 16-year-old, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Police said the victims were in the road because they were tending to their dog, who had been hit by another vehicle.

Dispatch confirmed the driver and passengers in the vehicle remained on scene and refused medical treatment.

Route 44 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

This crash remains under investigation.

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