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2 dead on scene following head on crash in Barkhamsted on Route 44

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 co...
BARKHAMSTED CRASH

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.