New Britain Man Killed in Crash on Route 44 in Barkhamsted

A New Britain man has died following a two-car crash on Route 44 in Barkhamsted late Friday night, state police said.

According to state police, 33-year-old Erik Bass of New Britain was driving northbound on Eddy Road near Route 44 when he lost control and skidded out into the intersection, striking Mohamed Amer Almasoudi’s car, which was traveling eastbound on Route 44.

The road was covered with black ice at the time, police said. Bass was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 50-year-old Kenneth Cyr, of Barkhamsted, was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police said they believe Cyr’s injuries are not life threatening.

The crash happened on Cyr’s birthday.

Almasoudi, 29, and a passenger, Jamal F. Jahmee, 26, both of Winsted, were not injured.

Police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

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