1 dead, 5 injured in Seymour crash


SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH) — One person is dead after a car crashed into a telephone pole in Seymour on Tuesday night.

News 8 received several Report-It videos and pictures from the scene at 11 Rimmon Street where a car crashed into a pole. Officials say six people were in the car, ages ranging 15 to 18. One person died in the crash and five were transported to area hospitals.

The telephone pole snapped in half. Fire officials say extrication was hard at first because they were dealing with live wires due to the downed pole. Eversource is now reporting more than 450 outages in Seymour.

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Officials say the road will be closed well into Wednesday morning.

The Fire Chief tells News 8 that speed was a factor in this crash, but they are still investigating.