Two Dead After Being Hit by Cars in East Hartford

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A man and woman are dead after they apparently got out of their car and were hit by passing vehicles in East Hartford Monday night, according to police.

East Hartford police said the victims were hit on Roberts Street by Old Roberts Street around 9 p.m.

Police said the victims' vehicle was stopped on the westbound side of the road and they were hit by two vehicles traveling the opposite direction. It was not immediately clear why the victims' vehicle was stopped. Investigators say this appears to be a tragic accident.

The victims have been identified as 21-year-old Bianka Romero of Windsor and 22-year-old Marc Plaza of East Hartford.

The other drivers remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation, police said.

The road was closed in the area while police investigated, but it has since reopened.

The investigation is ongoing.

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