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Hartford man killed in a four-vehicle crash that injured 3 others in Manchester

A woman remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Police said speed was a factor.

MANCHESTER, Conn. — A Hartford man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Manchester, police confirmed Wednesday.

Police were dispatched to West Center Street near the intersection with McKee Street around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday after a report of a four-vehicle crash with injuries.

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Four occupants of the vehicles were transported to area hospitals with injuries, two of which had life-threatening injuries.

Police said Wednesday that 40-year-old Vere Viera, of Hartford, died of his injuries at Hartford Hospital. A second person, a woman, remains hospitalized with significant injuries.

The other two people injured - an adult woman and man- have since been released from the hospital.

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A preliminary investigation found that one vehicle traveling eastbound on West Center Street when it traveled into the oncoming lane of westbound traffic, striking a vehicle head-on.

Two other vehicles traveling westbound were then also struck.

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Police said Viera was the driver of the eastbound vehicle. The female driver who is still hospitalized was in the vehicle that was first struck.

Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash. It remains under investigation.


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