Two men killed in separate Hartford crashes

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HARTFORD —  Two men are dead after early morning crashes in Hartford.

One man was killed in a crash on Asylum Avenue early Friday morning.

The accident happened just before 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Asylum Avenue and Woodside Circle. Police found a 2009 Infiniti G37 along the south curb of Asylum with severe front and driver side damage from hitting a tree.

The driver, Adrian Graves, 36, of Clifford Street in Hartford was partially ejected from the vehicle and was unresponsive. He was pronounced deceased on scene at 1:35 a.m.

Graves’ female passenger was extricated by the Hartford Fire Department and taken to St. Francis Hospital with serious injuries.

Traffic was reduced to one lane on Asylum Avenue inbound and police advised commuters to avoid the area.

Police said that Graves may have been involved in another car accident on Asylum Avenue at Sigourney Street and was driving away from that scene when he crashed at Woodside Circle. Witnesses said the victim was driving significantly faster then the speed limit at the time of the crash.
Another man, Angel Santos, 40, of Rocky Hill, was killed in a separate crash on Wawarme Street in the South End. The S550 Mercedes he was driving was carrying several people when it crashed near Colt Park and went down an embankment and flipped over. Speeding may have been a factor.

The Hartford Fire Department extracted two passengers and they were taken to Hartford Hospital.

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