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Four Killed in Crashes Over Holiday Weekend

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State police responded to three fatal crashes that killed four people over the Christmas holiday weekend and hundreds more crashes in which people were injured.

Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash Wilbur Cross Parkway in Meriden early Wednesday, according to state police.

Police identified the two people killed as Michael Heeks, 22, of Mansfield, and Patrick Cimato, 37, of Lisbon Falls, Maine. According to state police, Heeks was driving northbound on the southbound side of the highway and struck Cimato's vehicle.

State police said they charged 29 people with driving under the influence between Dec. 23 and 10 p.m. on Dec. 26.

Police responded to 364 crashes, including 38 with injuries. They charged 451 people with speeding; 17 with seatbelt violations; and 857 with hazardous moving violations, including following too closely and distracted driving.



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