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.
Police continue to investigate and said the vehicle had been reported stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 203-630-6256.