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Police seek help in IDing victims of fatal crash

FALLS VILLAGE — A fiery motor vehicle crash Monday, Dec. 12, on Route 63 left two people dead. As of Tuesday morning, police had still not been able to identify the victims.Just before 1 p.m. that day, volunteer firefighters from Falls Village and Cornwall were dispatched to the scene. A 1995 Buick Regal had gone off the road near the intersection of Cobble Road. It crashed into a utility pole and caught fire. Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The car and any identification on the victims were destroyed by the fire. As state police continued to investigate that night, they asked for the public’s help in identifying the victims.They believed the driver to be the owner of the car, which bore Connecticut registration 321YGK. They had no leads on the identity of the passenger.Route 63 was closed at Barnes Road, just south of the Route 7 intersection to Route 43 in Cornwall, a distance of about five miles. The road was also blocked off at Route 126 and Music Mountain Road. It remained closed into the night for the accident investigation and replacement of the utility pole by Connecticut Light and Power.To contact the police with information, call the Troop B barracks at 860-824-2500.

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