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*This episode originally aired on November 4, 2009.
In the summer of 2005, an out-of-control dump truck careened down Avon Mountain, resulting in a crash and fire that resulted in the death of five people.
After the crash, the state responded by changing rules for truck inspections and literally moving a mountain in an effort to make Route 44 safer. Today, where we live, a look at the aftermath of that accident and the lessons we've learned about how we react and rebuild after tragedy. Mark Robinson, author of Smoke, Fire and Angels: Tragedy on Avon Mountain and the Life-Changing Aftermath, joins us in-studio to talk about his book.
We’ll also talk to Tom Condon of The Hartford Courant – about what this accident can teach us about how we react and rebuild after tragedy in Connecticut. And, get a status update from the DOT on the ongoing, massive changes to a very dangerous roadway.