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IDs Released For Connecticut Duo Killed In Massachusetts Rollover Crash

The crash happened on I-290 east near Exit 24
The crash happened on I-290 east near Exit 24 Photo Credit: Google Maps

Authorities have identified the Connecticut duo killed in a morning rollover crash on I-290 in Worcester as Luc Morin, age 65, and Christine Banavige, age 52, both of New Britain.

They were killed after their pickup truck rolled over after being struck by a 2009 Toyota Matrix, Massachusetts State Police said.  The crash was reported just before Exit 24 on the morning of Saturday, July 30, according to a Tweet from MassDOT.

Initial investigation suggests the Matrix, driven by a 52-year-old Worcester man, was driving in the right lane when he swerved into them middle lane and struck the truck, police said. 

"The impact caused the Frontier to spin out and rollover and come to final rest atop a guardrail," police said in a statement. 

Both Morin and Banavige were pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile the driver of the Matrix was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, police said. 

According to a Facebook post, the duo were engaged and Banavige had just lost her godson earlier this year. Christine also leaves behind two daughters, according to a separate post

The two right lanes of the highway were closed as a result. A video posted on Facebook showed the pickup truck being carried away. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

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