Police identify two pedestrians struck, killed by two cars in East Hartford

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two pedestrians were struck and killed in East Hartford Monday night.

Police say the incident occurred on Roberts Street between Forbes and Old Roberts.

Police said a man and a woman had apparently gotten out of their car that was stopped in the roadway and were struck by two passing vehicles.

Police say they don’t know yet why the victims stopped their car in the road.

The victims were later identified as 21-year-old Bianka Romero, of Windsor, and 22-year-old Marc Plaza, of East Hartford.

The drivers of the two passing vehicles remained on the scene and are cooperating with police.

The area was closed temporarily for the investigation, and has since reopened.

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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