A male juvenile is suspected of stealing his mother's car and crashing twice before a third fiery rollover crash in a Torrington Walgreens parking lot early Monday morning.
A fire broke out after a two-vehicle rollover crash in a Torrington Walgreens parking lot near North Elm Street and Main Street.
A witness, Jason Hurbon, said he heard a "big bang" at 5:30 a.m. and it woke him up, so he went outside and saw two cars "flipped over and they were both on fire."
"5 in the morning you hear a big sound, you think maybe a garbage truck crashed into a post or something," Hurbon said. "You come out you see two cars crashed right in front of Walgreens. You think someone could have been in that car. It's terrible you know."
He said he moved he car and observed "parts all over the place" from the accident.
One of the drivers was a boy who stole his mother's car, police said. When police arrived, the boy was out of the car on the curb. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
The boy was also separately involved in two other crashes, police said. In the first one, he hit a house and fence on Margerie Street, causing minor damage, police said. He was also involved in another crash on Brightwood Avenue, knocking over a speed limit sign, according to police.
The crash at the Walgreens was his third crash Monday morning, police said. He was the only one in the car and self-extricated himself from the vehicle.
No charges have been filed against the boy at this time. Police have not released his name.
His mother called police to report her car was stolen, not knowing her son had taken it.