MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) – Police have released the name of the person killed when a stolen car struck a tree in Meriden last week, but say they are still looking for the other occupant of the vehicle, who fled on foot after the crash.
The victim of the pre-dawn crash Friday was identified Monday as Deshawn Jones, the vehicle’s passenger.
Sgt. Christopher Fry says no arrests had been made but investigators have “identified a juvenile person of interest.”
Just minutes before the crash, officers had responded to report of two men “checking” cars in a nearby residential neighborhood. Officers saw a vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.
The medical examiner says Jones died from blunt force injury to the head, neck, torso and extremities suffered in the crash.
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