2 Stamford teens dead, 4 seriously injured after crash knocks down 2 utility poles


STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Two teens are dead and four others are seriously injured after a car crash took down two utility poles in Stamford, early Monday.

Police say that just after 2:30 a.m., officers responded to reports of a loud crash and street lights being out on Canal Street, just north of the junction with Ludlow Street.

Upon arrival, police found that a 2008 Nissan Altima had struck two utility poles, completely knocking over both of them. There were also live electrical wires on the top of the vehicle.

According to police, three of the six occupants were able to exit the vehicle, while the other three were trapped. Because of the wires being energized, rescue crews had to wait for Eversource to de-energize the lines to remove them.

One of the passengers, identified as 19-year-old Kymoni Pollock, of Stamford, was pronounced dead on scene.

Police say that 18-year-old NiShawn Tolliver, of Stamford, died after being taken to the hospital.

The driver of the car, 18-year-old Jerry Diaz, and another passenger, 19-year-old Amaiya Callahan, both of Stamford, are currently in critical condition at Stamford Hospital.

The other two occupants, 19-year-old Erica Stephens and 20-year-old Alontia Moore, both of Stamford, are also there in serious condition.

Police believe that speed was a factor in the crash and that Diaz lost control of the car just south of Hentry Street, before crashing into both poles.

Stamford Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crash to call them at (203) 977-4712. The accident remains under investigation.

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