Update: Teen Dies in Accident Off Route 67

A 15-year-old male was killed when a late night police chase ended in a crash.

Updated Saturday, 9:50 a.m.

A 15-year-old Oxford male died in a car crash at 11:47 Friday night and two other town teens were rushed to Waterbury Hospital when the 19-year-old driver tried to elude Seymour police and lost control of his 2000 Ford Mustang convertible.

According to a police report, the teen was driving from Seymour into Oxford on Route 67 after Seymour police tried to pull him over; it doesn't say why police tried to pull him over or how long they chased him. About a half-mile from the Seymour line, the driver turned right onto Old State Road just before the Pleasant Valley Professional Plaza, careened off the roadway, struck an embankment and went airborne striking a commercial building at 43 Old State Road. Police said the Mustang "came to an uncontrolled rest on its roof."

Backseat passenger Brandon Giordano, 15, of 94 Christian Street was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Eric Ramirez, 19, of Wood Road in Oxford suffered serious injuries and front seat passenger, Dion Major (age unavailable) of 170 Hogsback Road in Oxford sustained minor injuries, according to the report.

The teens were transported to the hospital by Oxford Ambulance.

State Police, who responded to the accident along with Oxford Fire, are investigating the incident. The Connecticut State Police Accident Reconstruction Squad was brought in.

Brenda Lee (Anderson)- DiGiovanni March 11, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Our thoughts and prayers to Brandon's family and the families of the two surviving teens. As an original Oxford resident, my heart is and always will be where my home is. Condolences to all friends and family. Our deepest regards, Ernest and Brenda Lee ( Anderson )- DiGiovanni
Daniela Perez March 11, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Being from new Milford I knew Eric, I'm so sorry to Brandon's parents, he will always be in my prayers, I'm so sorry
Edmund Lubowiecki March 11, 2012 at 12:40 PM
I'm sure the boys didn't rob a bank or murder someone. I could see why the reason for the car chase isn't disclosed. Even though I am involved in law enforcement, I feel the Seymour Police over did it with this one. Our prayers go out to all the involved, Edmund Lubowiecki
kathy johnson March 12, 2012 at 08:42 PM
As the mother of a son who was brain injured in a car accident 14 years ago I came very close to loosing my son as he was not expected to survive. Although his injury was very serious he now lives a very happy productive life. Loosing a child is the most heartbreaking tragedy life can dish out. My prayers and sympathy to Brandon's parents and family. To those who's children are seriously injured I can truly say I understand. Faith in God and family support are most important. Although you will never view life the same way where there is life there is hope. My love to all involved.
Vanessa Severino March 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM
my prayers go out to all the family and friends affected by this incident...it was an unfortunate situation, that changed the lives of those who knew the deceased forever...hopefully Brandon's death will cause other teens to realize that safety on the road is extremely important,although these kids had seat belts on, and werent texting and driving, still, as easy as these kids got hurt, so could they, life is precious


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