Police said Thursday that the cause of the Route 6 double fatal crash in Farmington remains under investigation.
Melinda Hart, 27, a Bristol mother eight months pregnant, was driving her three children in a mini van when her car and a white sedan driven by Robert Carroll, 85 collided at the Hyde Road intersection.
Hart and Carroll's wife, Ruth, 86, died after being rushed to UConn Health Center for life-threatening injuries. The elderly driver was taken to St. Francis Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
"Preliminary indications" show that the "mini-van was traveling eastbound on Rte. 6 and the sedan turned left in front of the mini-van," Lt. Colin Ryan said.
But he said that this is only one component of the investigation, which "will cover far more than the turn."
North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Squad is in charge of the investigation. On Monday, they tested, among other factors, how fast a car would have to be going to skid a certain distance, as shown in the above video footage.
Hart's 8-year-old boy was airlifted by a Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital after the Oct. 14 accident. The boy is recovering at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and his siblings, 4 and 6 years old, have since been released from St. Francis Hospital.
Police are not releasing further information on the crash at this time.