The victims of a horrific Thanksgiving Day crash that left two adults dead and three children hospitalized were visiting Connecticut for the holiday, police say.
The crash happened in Hartford County just after 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 near the Bristol/Farmington town line on Stevens Street in Bristol.
A vehicle was located off of the roadway along the northern side when emergency responders arrived at the scene, Bristol Police said.
The initial investigation showed that a westbound vehicle was traveling on Morea Road in Farmington, had crossed into Bristol on Stevens Street, east of Cherry Hill Drive, and had left the roadway to the right, striking a roadway sign and vegetation/trees.
The vehicle continued through the woods until it came to a stop.
Bystanders and first responders provided medical aid for the occupants inside the vehicle, and the Bristol Fire Department worked on extricating some occupants.
There were a total of five victims inside the vehicle.
Two adults were pronounced dead at the scene and three children were transported to area hospitals.
"All involved occupants were not Connecticut residents and were visiting from out of state for Thanksgiving," Bristol Police said.
Police have not yet said what state they were visiting from.
The victims will be identified at a later date to allow next of kin "travel time and privacy," said Bristol Police.
Police are asking that if you have any home surveillance systems that may have captured the vehicle as it traveled on Morea Road in Farmington prior to the crash, to contact the Bristol PD at 860-584-3033.
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