3-year-old killed, 3 others injured in crash after pursuit

Published on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:58
Written by


WATERBURY - Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring three other people on the sidewalk.

State police say Waterbury officers in an unmarked car tried to stop 18-year-old Zekhi Lee on Tuesday afternoon. They say he fled from the officers and eventually crashed into another car at an intersection.

Authorities say Lee's car hit four pedestrians on the sidewalk. Three-year-old Justin Quiroz was killed and the other injured pedestrians were taken to area hospitals. The driver of the other car also was hurt. The police haven't released details of their injuries.

State police say Lee fled on foot after the crash. He was arrested a short time later. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:58. Updated: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:09.