Police: 2 Hartford teens killed in weekend crash

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A file photo of a Hartford, Conn., police cruiser.

A file photo of a Hartford, Conn., police cruiser.

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HARTFORD — Detectives continue to investigate a deadly crash over the weekend that left two teens dead and critically injured a third person, according to police officials.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, patrol officers responded to the area of Tower Avenue near Waverly Street for a reported serious accident, according to Lt. Aaron Boisvert.

Arriving units found the a black 2005 Acura TL ran off the north side of the road and hit a tree, Boisvert said.

The driver, 17-year-old Omar Lawrence, of East Raymond Street, and the front-seat passenger, 19-year-old Shamar Williams, of East Harold Street, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

First responders had to extricate a 22-year-old rear passenger from the vehicle. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Saturday. Boisvert said his injuries were “potentially life-threatening.”

Detectives from the Crime Scene Division responded to the crash scene of the crash and took control of the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 860-722-TIPS.