15-year-old dead after crash involving stolen car in Waterbury - WFSB 3 Connecticut

15-year-old dead after crash involving stolen car in Waterbury

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A 15-year-old was killed and a 13-year-old was seriously injured after a crash in Waterbury. (WFSB) A 15-year-old was killed and a 13-year-old was seriously injured after a crash in Waterbury. (WFSB)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A 16-year-old male was charged in connection with a fatal crash that killed a 15-year-old and seriously injured a 13-year-old earlier this week.

A stolen Nissan Maxima, which is from Plymouth, was speeding on Wolcott Street when police said it crashed into a utility pole after going off the road just after 2 a.m.

Police said two rear-seat passengers in the Maxima, 15-year-old Sajenae Winfrey and a 13-year-old boy, both from Waterbury, were thrown from the vehicle.

The front portion of the Maxima crashed into another vehicle, which was a stolen 2012 Subaru Legacy registered in Plymouth.

Police said the driver of the Maxima and Legacy fled in another vehicle.

Winfrey was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash, according to police.

The 13-year-old boy was rushed to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with a head trauma. He is in critical condition, according to police.

The driver of Maxima, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, felony evading responsibility and third-degree larceny.

Police said this investigation into the crash is “on-going” and more arrests are expected to be made in the case.

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