East Haven police dashcam video of crash that killed 4-year-old boy

(Image provided by East Haven police)
(Image provided by East Haven police)

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — East Haven police released dash camera video Wednesday showing a pursuit of a stolen vehicle that crashed in Branford Sunday night, killing a 4-year-old boy.

According to East Haven police, officers attempted to pull over the car for motor vehicle violations. Police later determined that the car had been stolen out of New Haven.

Original Story: 4-year-old Hamden boy killed in Branford stolen car crash

During the pursuit, the officer was advised by supervisors to stop pursuit. The officer then turned off lights and sirens.

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East Haven police said that the officer pulled off of Interstate 95 at Exit 55 in Branford to return to East Haven. When police got to the end of the exit ramp, they discovered the accident scene involving the stolen car.

Police say four children under the age of 15 were in the car at the time of the crash. Four-year-old Jai’rus Jerimiah Little of Hamden was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he died. The other passengers were all located. Police say a total of six people, four juveniles and two adults, were in the car.

The driver of the other car involved in the crash declined medical treatment on scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

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