BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — One person is dead, and five others were injured Friday morning in a fiery crash in Bloomfield. Two of the five injured are “medically unresponsive,” according to police.
Police said two vehicles traveling north on Blue Hills Avenue were speeding and passed several other cars around 5:15 am. before crashing between West Dudley and Old Windsor roads.
Both vehicles left the roadway, police said. According to authorities, a Volkswagen GTI Hatchback struck a utility pole, and a Subaru Legacy hit the building at 1294 Blue Hills Ave., causing the vehicle to catch fire.
Police said responding officers pulled the driver, a 33-year-old man from Windsor, out of the burning vehicle. The driver was taken to a hospital, where police said he was “medically unresponsive” with life-threatening injuries.
One of the five people — a 23-year-old man — in the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, police said. A 21-year-old man is “medically unresponsive” at a hospital, and a 27-year-old man is at another hospital with various life-threatening injuries, according to police. Authorities said two other men — ages 21 and 26 — suffered head trauma.
The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Squad is investigating the crash and still determining who was driving the car.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.