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Five injured in Waterbury crash, 5 year old killed

Connecticut State Police Detectives Investigate Waterbury Fatal Crash

Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime detectives investigate Waterbury fatal crash.

On November 21, 2017 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Waterbury Police Officers, operating an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria, attempted to stop a male suspect, operating an Acura, involved in a Waterbury Police Department criminal investigation.

 The 18 year old male suspect refused to stop his vehicle and fled from the Waterbury police officers. The suspect vehicle eventually became involved in a crash with a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of South Main St. and East Liberty St. in Waterbury. At one point the suspect vehicle traveled onto the sidewalk. 

During the course of the vehicle collision, four pedestrians on the sidewalk where struck by one of the vehicles. A light pole was also struck and knocked down. Immediately after crashing, the suspect fled his vehicle on foot, however, was apprehended by Waterbury Police Officers a short time later.

A total of five people were transported to hospitals:

            One adult female pedestrian was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.

            One adult female pedestrian was transported via Life Star to St. Francis Hospital with serious injuries.

            One child pedestrian was transported via Life Star to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

            One three-year-old pedestrian was pronounced deceased.

            One male operator of the Toyota Corolla was transported to Waterbury Hospital.

On November 21, 2017 at approximately 4:45 p.m., at the request of the State’s Attorney’s Office, Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime (WDMC) detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The Connecticut State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Squad (CARS) also responded to the scene and will conduct the crash investigation.

Anyone who may have any information or thinks they may have any information about the crash is asked to please contact Western District Major Crime Detective Ed Vayan at 203-267-2200 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637. All calls and texts will be kept confidential.

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