A 16-year-old Waterbury boy has been arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed a 15-year-old girl and sent a 13-year old to the hospital.
Police said the 16-year-old was driving a 2002 Nissan Maxima stolen from a Wolcott home, crashed into a utility pole at Wolcott Street and Dallas Avenue in Waterbury on Wednesday morning. The car was cut in two and the passengers were ejected, police said.
A 2012 Subaru Legacy stolen from Plymouth then hit the front part of the other car. The drivers of both cars fled the scene in a third car, police said.
Sajenae Winfrey, 15, of Waterbury, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Winfrey was a back seat passenger in Maxima.
Police officers eventually caught up with the driver of the Maxima, who is facing charges, including second-degree manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash and third-degree larceny. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash. The teen's name has not been released.
The 13-year-old boy who was sitting in the back seat of the Maxima suffered head trauma and is in critical condition at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Flowers now line the intersection where the crash happened.
Police are now looking into whether the teens went on a car burglary spree in the Wolcott neighborhood the car was stolen from before the fatal crash.
More arrests are expected.
They said someone went through five cars and stole scratch tickets and golf clubs.