Two Middletown Girls Killed in Crash on Route 9 in Cromwell

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Two teenage girls from Middletown have died after a driver lost control of a vehicle on Route 9 South in Cromwell on Monday night and police said one of the people who died had been dragged by a vehicle.

Police identified one of the passengers who died as 16-year-old Chloe Russell, of Middletown, and the other as 14-year-old Sophia Rae Brancaccio, of Middletown.

The vehicle they were in, a Toyota Tacoma, was heading south on Route 9, near exit 20S in Cromwell at 10:16 p.m. when the driver lost control, went off the road and rolled over, according to state police.

The driver suffered what police called a “possible injury.”

One passenger was transported to Hartford Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The other passenger was thrown from the vehicle and was struck by an “unknown” vehicle on the highway and dragged several feet, according to state police. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper First Class John Wilson at 860-534-1098.

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