Meriden teen in serious car crash with foster Father has died

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(WTNH) — A Meriden teen that was involved in a serious car crash on Monday has died, according to Meriden police.

He was pronounced dead on Wednesday evening. He was a student at Maloney High School.

The Department of Children and Families has identified him as Alexander Medina.

Medina was in the car with his foster Father, James Bailey, at the time of the accident. Medina thrown from the back seat and hit his head on the pole. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Bailey was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and assault following the crash. More charges are expected to come.

Related: Meriden teen in the hospital after foster father crashes into utility pole, police make DUI arrest

DCF released a statement on Friday afternoon saying in part,

“We have sat with his family to offer comfort, in the aftermath of such a horrible tragedy. Staff throughout our department also grieve Alex’s loss as they remember his engaging personality and great promise. We extend our sympathies to Alex’s friends, classmates, school personnel, his Attorney and provider partners who are also deeply affected by his passing.”

DCF Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes

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