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Hartford man killed in overnight crash, police investigating

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HARTFORD — Hartford Police are investigating after a two car crash that left one person dead.

Police say around 2:30 a.m., a man driving a black Audi was heading northbound on Main Street at a high rate of speed. He blew an intersection and t-boned another car travelling westbound off of Pavillion Street.

The suspect hit the car on the driver’s side causing a fairly severe impact. The suspect’s airbags deployed.

The driver of the other car, 52-year-old Juan Ortiz of Hartford, was extricated from his car with the assistance of Hartford Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was able to flee the scene on foot. Hartford Police set up a perimeter and called in K-9 detectives. The suspect was found in a residence. It’s unknown if the residence was his own.

Main Street was closed for several hours but has since been reopened.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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