13-Year-Old Driver Dead, Teen Passenger Burned in Hartford Crash

Police are investigating a fatal firey crash near 555 Windsor St. in Hartford that killed a 13-year-old boy and badly burned a 15-year-old.

Police learned about the crash when the 15-year-old boy arrived at Saint Francis Hospital with burns so bad that authorities will need dental records to identify him, police said. 

He arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle, a Honda that was stolen from Carriage Crossing in Middletown, according to police. 

As the investigation continued, police found the 2006 Subaru the 15-year-old was in when he was injured.

Inside, they found a 13-year-old Hartford boy who had been driving and medics pronounced him dead at the scene, police said.

According to police, the teen driver flipped the stolen vehicle around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday and it caught fire. It's not clear whether the crash or the fire killed the boy.

Police are continuing to investigate and have not identified the driver of the Honda.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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