Police have identified the man and a woman who died in a fiery car crash on Kensington Road in Berlin Saturday morning as 37-year-old David Gerent, of Meriden, and 32-year-old Megan O'Grady, of Southington.
Police said Gerent's Mercedes was driving southbound near the 1400 block of Kensington Road when Gerent lost control and struck a tree around 3:45 a.m. Saturday. The car burst into flames.
Emergency crews doused the flames and found O'Grady and Gerent inside.
The Berlin Police Traffic Bureau and the Mid-State Accident Reconstruction Squad are investigating the fatal crash. South Kensington and Berlin volunteer firefighters also responded to the scene.
Investigators determed that Gerent was driving "at a high rate of speed" prior to the crash, according to police. The speed limit in the area is 25 miles an hour, but drivers sometimes speed around the curve, a neighbor told NBC Connecticut.
Two tow trucks removed the charred vehicle from the scene.
Witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 860-828-7080.