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Police Fault Other Driver; Hartford Victim Now Blamed in March 7 Crash That Killed 2

Hartford — Police have now identified a different driver at fault in a Route 4 crash in March that killed two people.

In a news release yesterday, police said “extensive examination of the physical evidence by the crash reconstruction team and additional interviews,” led them to conclude that Corey Daniels, 38, of Hartford, had crossed the center line while traveling east on Woodstock Road, striking the rear wheel of a utility trailer being driven west. Daniels’ car then struck a car being driven by Nina Dimick, 63, of Woodstock, also traveling west, according to police.

Both Dimick and Daniels died in the in the March 7 collision.

Police said statements from witnesses at the crash led them at first to say Dimick was at fault.

Roger Cann of Macungie, Pa., who was driving the trailer, and his passenger were not injured. Daniels’ two minor children were injured in the crash and transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment.

The release did not describe the evidence in detail or indicate what may have caused Daniels to cross the center line. Department officials were not available for comment last night.

The collision occurred in a 45 mph speed zone less than a mile west of Fat Hat Clothing Co., near the intersection with Hathaway Road.

On Thursday, 40-year-old Hartland resident Patience Hutt died when her Subaru collided with an empty horse trailer on a curve on Route 4 at the Hartford-Hartland line. Police have not yet released the cause of that crash.

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