Car explodes after crash in Hartford, 2 dead

Two people were killed in a fatal car crash that led to an explosion in Hartford on October 11.

According to the Hartford police, witnesses heard a loud explosion and found a car burning in a parking lot near the intersection of Main and Windsor Streets. A man was found severely burned inside the car while another man was found on a nearby sidewalk.

Both victims were pronounced dead and have not been identified.

A surveillance video provided by a nearby business showed the explosion. The vehicle was seen speeding against traffic when it hit a curb, flipped over, and exploded. An eyewitness also said that the car was speeding on the wrong side of the road.

The police are conducting an investigation and consider speed as a factor in the crash.