2 Children, 3 Adults Hurt in Southington Crash

Two young children and three adults were injured in a crash in Southington Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the two children, a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old, were riding in a car on West Street near ESPN around 2 p.m. when the driver, identified as 21-year-old Stephanie Matos, lost control and spun out through an intersection, striking a second vehicle on the opposite side of the road.

Police said the 5-year-old was rushed to Bristol Hospital with critical injuries and later airlifted to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for further treatment. The 1-year-old was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and is reported to be in stable condition.

Matos was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact Southington police Officer Ryan Lair at 860-378-1623, 860-621-0101 or by email at

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