NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 17-year-old driver was killed and an 18-year-old passenger was hurt in a single-car crash in New Haven Tuesday night.
Officers responded to Sherman Avenue between Harding Place and Ford Street at around 8:15 p.m.
Police found an Acura TSX that had crashed off the road. Officers learned the vehicle was traveling on Sherman Avenue when it left the roadway and hit a tree.
The driver, a 17-year-old New Haven girl, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The passenger, an 18-year-old New Haven woman, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have not yet released their names.
New Haven Public Schools released a statement saying the girl that died was a senior at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School. “As you can imagine, the school community is in shock and suffering a deep sense of loss. We are providing counseling services to students,” the district said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Police ask that any witnesses who have not yet spoken with the Police contact the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304.
Callers may remain anonymous or submit tips anonymously by calling 1-866-888-TIPS(8477) or text “NHPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES).