Manchester PD investigating four-car crash that killed man, injured three others


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MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Manchester Police Department officers are investigating a four-car crash that killed one person and injured three others Tuesday.

At around 2:25 p.m., Manchester Police and Manchester Fire Rescue EMS personnel were dispatched to West Center Street near the intersection of McKee Street for a report of a vehicle accident with injuries.

Upon arrival, they discovered a four-car crash with heavily damaged vehicles that resulted in life-threatening injuries to two people.

Preliminary investigation showed one vehicle was traveling eastbound on West Center Street near the intersection of McKee Street and traveled into the oncoming lane of westbound traffic, striking a vehicle head-on. Police said two westbound vehicles behind the vehicle struck head-on were then also struck.

According to police, the operator of the vehicle traveling eastbound sustained life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased at Hartford Hospital. Police have identified him as 40-year-old Vere Veira of Hartford.

The operator of the first westbound vehicle struck, an adult female, remains hospitalized with significant injuries, according to police.

Police said two occupants of the third vehicle who sustained non-life-threatening injuries were transported to the hospital and have since been released.

Police said speed appears to have been a factor in this collision.

Manchester PD and the Metro Traffic Services Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating this crash. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has additional information should contact Officer Jonathan Sargolini at (860) 643-3342.

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