This story was written by Paul Petrone
Two children, aged 5 and 8, died in a car crash early this morning in Meriden, while three other people - including a 12-year-old child - sustained injuries in the accident.
WFSB reports that an SUV rear-ended a car early this morning at a traffic light on Broad Street in Meriden. The car held five people, and two inside - a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old - are dead, according to the news station. A third child, aged 12, is in serious condition, and the two adults in the car - the parents of the childen who were killed - were both taken to area hospitals to be treated for injuries, according to the station.
WFSB reports that the driver of the SUV tried to run from the scene, but was founding hiding at a nearby house. Police believe speed and alcohol were contributing factors to the crash, according to the news station.
Patch will update this story with more information as it comes available.