One person is dead and two others were taken to the hospital after a rollover crash on Powder Hill Road in Enfield Monday morning, according to local police.
The crash happened on Powder Hill Road near Abbe Road around 3:30 a.m. When first responders arrived, they found a Honda laying upside-down.
“When the officers arrived there were three occupants in the vehicle, unfortunately one was pronounced dead at the scene,” said Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza.
Police confirmed that a passenger in the car that flipped was killed. The driver and a second passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment, one with serious injuries, the other with minor injuries. None of the victims have been publicly identified.
Neighbors who spoke with NBC Connecticut said the area is a busy stretch of road and not the safest area to drive.
"It is very curvy and hilly," said Sarah Fernald.
The police chief agreed that it was a windy road, but said that chronic crashes are not a problem in the area.
“People familiar with the area know you just have to use the proper speed, but isn’t where we’ve had a lot of serious injuries or fatalities,” Sferrazza said.
The road was closed in the area for about five hours while the accident reconstruction team investigated, but it has since reopened.
The crash remains under investigation.