One dead, 2 injured after SUV strikes utility pole

One dead, 2 injured after SUV strikes utility pole.

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ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — Police say one woman is dead after the SUV she was a passenger in left the road and struck a utility pole.

The single-vehicle crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday on Grassy Hill Road in Orange.

Police said three occupants were in a 2008 GMC Envoy when it veered off the roadway and hit a pole. Seventy-four-year-old Diane Barbieri was pronounced dead at the scene. The Waterbury woman was a passenger in the vehicle.

The driver and another passenger were taken to local hospitals with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Orange Police are investigating.

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