Police identify victims in fatal Winchester crash

WINCHESTER — Winchester police identified the two people who died in a crash Monday night on Route 8.

Police say the crash happened on North Main Street (Route 8), south of Riverton Road (Route 20), at 11:35 p.m.

The car, a 2000 Honda Civic, was driving southbound when the driver lost control of the car, crossing the center line. The car then drove off the road, and into a tree.

The driver, Kayla Lombardo, 19, of Winsted, and the front passenger, Ryan Cote, of  26, Winsted,were pronounced dead at the scene by responders. Three other passengers in the back seat were also injured. A juvenile girl was thrown from the car, and suffered severe injuries. Another young woman, 18, also suffered severe injuries. The third passenger, a 22-year-old man, suffered only minor injuries.

All passengers are from Winsted.

State Police are investigating the crash. They have not identified the victims at this time.