Toddler in backseat of stolen vehicle rescued after crash; driver killed

WINDSOR, Conn. (WFSB/Grey Information) – A 17-month-old little one who was within the backseat of a automobile when it was stolen is protected after a crash that killed the motive force, police stated Wednesday.

Windsor police stated the crash occurred when the automobile slammed right into a tree within the space of Windsor Avenue and Island Avenue. It was stolen from the St. Gabriel Faculty round 9 a.m. native time

A short while after the theft, a financial institution theft was reported on the Windsor Federal Financial savings Financial institution.

“Additional investigation revealed that the deceased operator stole the unattended automobile from in entrance of St. Gabriel’s college, stopped on the Windsor Federal Financial savings Financial institution on Broad Avenue, entered and robbed the financial institution, then fled the scene within the stolen automobile and was concerned within the single automobile automotive accident with the kid nonetheless contained in the stolen automobile,” stated Lt. Nicholas Dally, with Windsor police.

On the crash scene, police stated the motive force succumbed to his accidents and was pronounced lifeless.

“The kid that was within the backseat of the automobile was awake and responsive on the scene,” Dally stated. “The mom was delivered to the scene and accompanied the kid to Connecticut Youngsters’s for analysis and remedy.”

The id of the suspect has not but been launched, and the incidents stay beneath investigation.

One neighbor described what she heard when the automobile crashed.

“I believed it was timber as a result of I heard they had been reducing timber,” stated Shavon Dodd, an eyewitness. “So, I seemed exterior. I didn’t see nothing. I heard law enforcement officials coming round and round.”

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