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.