What to Know
- Two people died in a Monday morning crash in Stamford, Connecticut, early Monday, authorities said; four people were hurt
- A cause of the crash, which shut down the entire area near Canal and Henry streets, wasn't immediately clear
- Chopper 4 showed extensive wreckage, a downed utility pole resting atop the destroyed sedan
Two teens died and four others were hurt in a vehicle-obliterating crash that sent a car airborne, dragging live wires on top of it, in Stamford, Connecticut, early Monday, authorities say.
Kymoni Pollock, 19, and NiShawn Tolliver, 18, were identified as the teens who died in the tragic crash, police said. Two of the four survivors, including the driver, were hospitalized in critical condition — with at least one of those undergoing surgery to treat her injuries.
The area around the crash was shut down into the evening hours Monday, with crews still working to clean up the scene and re-install power poles that were knocked down by the flying vehicle.
It's not clear what caused the accident, but authorities believe speed was a factor. All six teens in the Nissan Altima were killed or hurt.
Chopper 4 over the scene showed major destruction; it appeared the sedan had slammed directly into a power line, bringing the pole down on top of it as debris stretched across the roadway. Cops couldn't even access the scene immediately because of the live wire danger; they had to wait for it to be de-energized.