Barkhamsted crash leaves two dead

BARKHAMSTED — Another fatal accident has occurred in the Northwest Corner, this time taking the lives of Barkhamsted resident Devin Gilbert, 24, and Keith Gillespie, 61, of Avon, Conn.

On Friday, May 11, at about 4 p.m., two trucks owned by landscaping companies collided head-on on Route 44 in New Hartford.   

A 2011 Ford 350 pickup owned by Anderson Turf Irrigation of Avon, Conn., and driven by Gillespie was traveling east on Route 44 just 30 feet east of the Barkhamsted town line, according to the report from the State Police at Troop B. 

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