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Two people killed when car crashes into New Haven market have been identified

NEW HAVEN -  Two people killed when a car crashed into a New Haven market Friday night have been identified.

It happened at the corner of Blatchley Avenue and Grand Avenue in the city's Fair Haven section just about 11 p.m.  The car crashed into the entryway of a brick building -- the sedan was buried up to the rear wheels.

Police identified the victims as Carlos Kercado, 43, of New Haven and Emmanuel Torres, 32, of New Haven.

Police said two pedestrians were pinned between the building and the vehicle, and their injuries were fatal.

Officials tell FOX61 there was a woman passenger who was able to get out and left the scene. The male driver had to be extricated by New Haven firefighters and transported to a local hospital.

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