PLYMOUTH - A 17-year-old was killed and several other teens injured in an early morning car crash near the intersection of Town Hill and Cross roads.
Police say there were seven male teenagers in a small 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when it collided with a tree shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday. A neighbor called police after hearing a loud crashing sound.
Officers and paramedics found five teens with serious injuries at the scene, including the 18-year-old driver and the 17-year-old boy who later died. All were brought to hospitals. The 17-year-old was taken by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital, where he died.
The four other teens taken to hospitals are believed to have serious injuries, police said.
Two other teens in the car fled the scene but were later located.
None of the teens’ names have been released.
Officers found the heavily damaged car with several people injured inside. Multiple ambulances were called to the scene.
Local police were assisted overnight by the state police. The area was closed to traffic as police reconstructed the crash, police said.
Reports from the Associated Press were included in this story.