5 Children From CT Killed In Fiery Crash: Police

5 Children From CT Killed In Fiery Crash: Police

Five minors from Connecticut were killed in a catastrophic automobile collision on Sunday, according to police.

The incident, which occurred approximately five miles north of the Connecticut/Massachusetts border, saw the vehicle burst into flames upon impact, with the victims tragically succumbing to the blaze.

The Connecticut State Police (CSP) identified the deceased as five minors from the same family, who had been traveling in a 2005 Honda Odyssey.

An initial investigation by the CSP revealed that the minivan was traveling southbound on I-91 when it suddenly veered off course, leaving the roadway before striking a tree. The subsequent explosion of the vehicle was so severe that it caused the van to be incinerated, with the victims unable to be immediately identified.

The CSP have since determined that the driver of the minivan was a 15-year-old male, who was accompanied by four other minors aged between five and 13.

The cause of the fatal accident is yet to be ascertained, however, the CSP have ruled out any potential involvement of drugs or alcohol.

It is with deep sorrow that the CSP report the death of five minors, who were all residents of Connecticut. The CSP have urged the public to remain mindful of the tragedy, and extend their condolences to the family of the victims.

The agency has initiated an extensive investigation into the incident, with the aim of determining the full extent of the circumstances that led to the tragic crash.

Our thoughts are with the families of the victims at this difficult time.