COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) _ Two people have died after their car crashed into a utility pole off Route 44 in Coventry.

Fire officials told WFSB-TV ( ) that the car was traveling eastbound on the two-lane highway when it crashed early Wednesday morning.

Authorities say one person was pronounced dead at the scene and the other later died at Hartford Hospital. Their names haven’t been released.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident and have closed Route 44. Authorities say they don’t expect to reopen the road until after the morning commute and are advising motorists to use an alternate route.
Information from: WFSB-TV,

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