Police ID Man Killed in East Hartford Crash

One man died following a two-car collision in East Hartford on Tuesday night.

East Hartford Police said they got a 911 call about the collision that happened on Oak Street at 7:14 p.m.

Two cars going opposite directions collided with one another and one car swerved off into a driveway before ending in the home's backyard, police said. 

Two passengers in one car refused medical attention. The driver of the car in the backyard, Charles Witham, was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. 

Witham was 71 years old and lived in East Hartford. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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