Police: 2 teens killed in Stamford crash, 4 injured

Posted: Updated:

Police say a car with six teenage passengers was involved in a crash in Stamford Monday, killing two and injuring four.

Officials say the driver, 18-year-old Jerry Diaz, was headed southbound on Canal Street around 2:30 a.m. Monday when he hit two utility poles. Backseat passenger NiShawn Tolliver, 18, died at the scene. Another backseat passenger, 19-year-old Kymoni Pollock, died at the hospital.

Officials say the driver and 19-year-old Amaiya Callahan are at Stamford Hospital in critical condition.

They say the two other passengers, Alontia Moore and Erica Stephens are in serious condition.

 After the crash, police temporarily closed off Canal Street at Henry Street as utility crews fixed the damage.

 Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident, but they say speeding is a factor.

  • Connecticut Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • State opening probe into Bridgeport’s mayoral absentee ballots

    State opening probe into Bridgeport’s mayoral absentee ballots

    Friday, September 20 2019 10:17 PM EDT2019-09-21 02:17:38 GMT
    Merrill’s office says Moore held a 344-vote lead on the machine totals but lost in absentee ballots 967-313. Moore lost the election to Ganim by less than 300 votes.Merrill’s office says Moore held a 344-vote lead on the machine totals but lost in absentee ballots 967-313. Moore lost the election to Ganim by less than 300 votes.
    Merrill’s office says Moore held a 344-vote lead on the machine totals but lost in absentee ballots 967-313. Moore lost the election to Ganim by less than 300 votes.Merrill’s office says Moore held a 344-vote lead on the machine totals but lost in absentee ballots 967-313. Moore lost the election to Ganim by less than 300 votes.
    Marilyn Moore, a former candidate for mayor in Bridgeport, has filed paperwork with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office after she claims absentee ballot voters were swayed by her opponent Joe Ganim's campaign.
    Marilyn Moore, a former candidate for mayor in Bridgeport, has filed paperwork with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office after she claims absentee ballot voters were swayed by her opponent Joe Ganim's campaign.
  • Weekend Workout: Gliding lunges with a ball

    Weekend Workout: Gliding lunges with a ball

    Saturday, September 21 2019 5:33 AM EDT2019-09-21 09:33:14 GMT
    This week's workout comes from Allen Rosenbluth at Club Pilates in Oceanside. Grab a paper plate and a ball for a gliding lunge.
    This week's workout comes from Allen Rosenbluth at Club Pilates in Oceanside. Grab a paper plate and a ball for a gliding lunge.
  • Poll: National Dance Day

    Poll: National Dance Day

    Saturday, September 21 2019 5:34 AM EDT2019-09-21 09:34:43 GMT
    It's time to DANCE! Happy National Dance Day!It's time to DANCE! Happy National Dance Day!
    It's time to DANCE! Happy National Dance Day!It's time to DANCE! Happy National Dance Day!
    It's time to DANCE! Happy National Dance Day! Do you like to dance?
    It's time to DANCE! Happy National Dance Day! Do you like to dance?
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."