One person is dead after a one-car crash on Maple Avenue in Meriden early Friday morning and police are searching for the driver, who fled the scene.
Police said a witness called authorities just after 2:30 a.m. to report two people checking cars in a residential neighborhood. When officers went to investigate, they saw a vehicle speeding away.
The driver then lost control of the car and crashed. The male passenger died, police said, and the driver took off.
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Police continue to investigate and said the vehicle had been reported stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 203-630-6256.