BARKHAMSTED — Officials said two people have died following a head on crash in Barkhamsted on Route 44 Friday afternoon.
State Police said the head-on collision occurred around 4 p.m. on Route 44, right on the Barkhamsted-New Hartford town line. The vehicles were two commercial trucks, one from Anderson Turf Irrigation and the other from Better Blades Landscaping.
The two drivers, 61- year old Keith Gillespie of Avon and 24-year-old Devin Gilbert of Barkhamsted were killed.
A passenger in Gilbert’s truck, Kevin Kulinski of Barkhamsted was flown via LifeNet helicopter to Hartford Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The highway was shut down for several hours; Connecticut State Police say the crash remains under investigation.