2 dead, 1 hurt after crash on Route 44 in Coventry


COVENTRY, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people are dead and one is hurt after a car crash in Coventry early Monday morning.

Around 4 a.m. officers on patrol came across a single-vehicle crash on Route 44 just east of Silver Street.

Police said the car was traveling east when it crossed the center and then came to rest against a tree on the westbound side.

The driver, 19-year-old Jacob Provost, of Coventry, was pronounced dead at the scene. The front seat passenger, 16-year-old Olivia Cyr, of Coventry, was transported to Hartford Hospital by Lifestar where she died later that night. The rear seat passenger, 18-year-old Samuel Smith, of Coventry, was transported to Hartford Hospital with minor injuries. He was released later that day.

“The Coventry Police Department extends our condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed as a result of this crash,” officials said in a release.

The METRO crash investigation unit called in to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this crash or has pertinent information is asked to call the Coventry Police Department at (860) 742-7331.

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