Two men have died after the car they were traveling in crashed into a utility pole and a home in Waterbury early Wednesday. Police said they were in a dispute with other people just before the crash and one of the men had been shot.
Police said a car hit a pole, then a home in the 500 block of Wolcott Street around 12:15 a.m.
Officers found two Waterbury men, a 22-year-old Clarence Lewis and 20-year-old Antonio Santos, in the car and they were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said weapons were involved in the dispute before the crash and Lewis had been shot.
One handgun was found inside the car, according to police.
The crash caused power outages and a gas leak in the area.
“Our investigation has revealed that just prior to this accident, there was a dispute in the general area, about the 900 block of Wolcott Street, between the two victims in that car and some unidentified parties at this time,” Waterbury Deputy Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said. “We are still working those leads right now and hoping to have some more information later on. We have called in the Connecticut State Police Forensics Team to assist us with processing the scene.”
This is at least the second fatal crash at this intersection. In 2015, a 15-year-old girl was killed and a 13-year-old boy was injured in a crash at Wolcott Street and Dallas Avenue.