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Accident victims identified

FALLS VILLAGE – Two people killed in a fiery car crash on Route 63 on Dec. 12 have been identified.Frank J. Peters, 51, of 89 Migeon Avenue in Torrington was the driver and registered owner of the gray 1995 Buick Regal involved in the crash. The passenger was Darrell Mulcunry, 62, of 122 Water Street, Room 305, in Torrington. Family members of both men have been notified.The cause of the accident remains a mystery. State Police at Troop B received a 911 call at about 12:50 p.m. that Monday afternoon. The caller reported a car being operating erratically southbound on Route 63. The witness lost sight of the car as it rounded a left-hand curve.The Buick went off the right side of the road just south of the Cobble Road intersection. It hit and snapped a utility pole, went down an embankment and hit several large boulders.“Both occupants were unable to be rescued from the vehicle before it was engulfed,” State police said in a press release on Jan. 11.After an extensive investigation by the State Police Forensic Lab, using DNA comparative analysis, the identities of the victims were confirmed.The report did not list a cause of death for either man. It may be that the bodies were too badly burned to make that determination. The investigation remains active.

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