Police: 2 Hartford teens killed in weekend crash

A file photo of a Hartford, Conn., police cruiser.

HARTFORD — Detectives continue to investigate a deadly crash over the weekend that left two teens dead and critically injured a third person, according to police officials.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, patrol officers responded to the area of Tower Avenue near Waverly Street for a reported serious accident, according to Lt. Aaron Boisvert.

Arriving units found the a black 2005 Acura TL ran off the north side of the road and hit a tree, Boisvert said.

The driver, 17-year-old Omar Lawrence, of East Raymond Street, and the front-seat passenger, 19-year-old Shamar Williams, of East Harold Street, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

First responders had to extricate a 22-year-old rear passenger from the vehicle. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Saturday. Boisvert said his injuries were “potentially life-threatening.”

Detectives from the Crime Scene Division responded to the crash scene of the crash and took control of the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

Connecticut Media Group