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Yomar Berrios of East Hartford killed in tractor trailer crash

A young man from East Hartford lost his life in a collision involving two big rigs on a highway in Connecticut on Thursday evening. The accident happened around 5:45 p.m. on I-84 West near Exit 56. According to state police, a Honda Accord driven by a 21-year-old New York man slammed into the back of a Freightliner M2 truck that was following a tractor-trailer from Texas in the center lane. The Honda then swerved across two lanes to the left and then back to the center lane, where it hit the rear of the Texas tractor-trailer. The two trucks stopped safely in the center lane, but the Honda came to a halt in the left center lane. The driver of the Honda suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. His passenger, 18-year-old Yomar Berrios of East Hartford, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but he did not survive.

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