An employee for a transportation company and a customer were killed and two other people injured after a head-on crash that closed Route 69 at the Prospect-Waterbury line Tuesday, according to Prospect police.
A green van and a small black SUV collided on the Waterbury side of the town border and both victims who died were in the SUV, police said.
One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was pronounced at the hospital.
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The SUV belongs to Suburban Transportation and NBC Connecticut reached out to the company, but the person who answered would not comment on the incident.
Police have identified the people killed as the SUV's driver, Adolfo Villar, 64, of Waterbury, and his passenger, 64-year-old Bonnie Moore, also of Waterbury.
The investigation is in the preliminary stages, but police said they think Villar was trying to illegally pass the van when the crash happened.
Two people who were in the van were taken to a hospital to be treated. Their injuries are not life-threatening.