Assets of Connecticut trucking company to be auctioned off

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An auction is scheduled to sell the assets of a Connecticut trucking company to help compensate victims of a fiery crash in Avon last year, the Associated Press reported.

Four people died in the crash last July when an uninsured dump truck owned by Bloomfield-based American Crushing and Recycling went out of control, triggering a 20-vehicle collision at the base of Avon Mountain.

On Tuesday, almost 400 of pieces of equipment belonging to the former company and its owner will be auctioned off in Stafford, according to the AP. The items range from heavy machinery and trucks to individual tools and welding machinery.

A court receiver has said the auction could gross up to $1.4 million, but much of that is expected to go to fees and creditors. The receiver expects about $300,000 to $500,000 to be left over for crash victims, the AP reported.