On August 25, 2021

Head on crash causes fatality

HARTLAND—The state police responded to the area of Route 5 and Rice Road in Hartland for a two-car, head-on motor vehicle crash. Roger Curfman, 67, of Springfield, was traveling north on Route 5 in his Toyota pickup near the intersection of Rice Road and for an unknown reason crossed over the center line. He then struck James Clement, 63, of Perkinsville. It was determined that Curfman was unrestrained. He was transported to Mt. Ascutney Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Clement was uninjured, but a passenger in the vehicle was transported by private vehicle to a hospital for assessment. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to front end damage from the head-on collision. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was contacted for assistance with the investigation. Excessive speed does not appear to be a factor in the cause of this crash, the posted speed limit on this section of roadway is 50 mph. Assisting agencies were the Hartland Fire Department, Windsor Ambulance, and Windsor Police Department.

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