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Russian woman identified as victim of garbage truck crash

February 10, 2018

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have identified a woman visiting the U.S. from Russia as the victim of a fatal crash involving a garbage truck.

Windsor police confirmed Friday that 41-year-old Tatiana Vedentsova, of Moscow, was a passenger in a car driven by 33-year-old Pavel Kovalchuk, also of Moscow, that collided head-on Wednesday with the trash truck. The crash occurred about 1:25 p.m. during a winter storm.

Vedentsova suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hartford Hospital, where she later died. Kovalchuk also had serious injuries and was hospitalized.

Police say the pair was visiting the U.S. on business.

The driver of the Windsor Sanitation garbage truck suffered a minor injury and was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

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