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Two Killed, Including Pregnant Woman, In Farmington Crash

FARMINGTON — Two people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, died in a two-car crash on Route 6 in Farmington Monday afternoon.

Police released the names of the adults involved in the crash Tuesday morning.

Melinda Hart, 27, of Bristol, was driving a minivan in which her three children were passengers. Her 8-year-old son, whose name was not released, was seriously injured and was taken by helicopter to Hartford Hospital. He is now in the intensive care unit at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, police said.

Hart was eight months pregnant and her fetus did not survive the crash, police said.

Ruth Carroll, 86, of Bristol, also died in the crash. She was the passenger in the sedan that collided with the minivan. Her husband, Robert Carroll, 85, was the driver and he remains at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where police said he underwent surgery Monday night. He suffered serious injuries to his legs and lower body.

Two other children in the minivan were treated at St. Francis and released.

Police said their investigation into the crash continues, but the initial indication is that the sedan turned in front of the eastbound minivan.

The crash was reported at 12:33 p.m. at Route 6 and Hyde Road in Farmington.

The roadway was closed for several hours as police investigated.

The North Central Accident Reconstruction Squad is investigating the cause of the crash.

Farmington police are asking that any witnesses, or anyone with information about the crash, call them at 860-675-2400.

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