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Police: speed, wet road possible factors in crash that killed 2 in Colchester


COLCHESTER, Vermont — Police say road conditions and speed are possible factors in a head-on crash between a car and garbage truck that killed two men in the Vermont town of Colchester.

Police say the driver of the car, 27-year-old Justin Sterling, and passenger, 28-year-old Aleksander Melkumo, were killed Friday when the vehicle they were in crossed the centerline on Route 15 and hit the oncoming truck.

The two men were not wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the trash-hauling truck was not hurt.

Police say the road was wet at the time of the crash on Friday.

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