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1 man dead, 2 juveniles in police custody after crash involving stolen car in Hartford

HARTFORD – One man has died after a crash involving a stolen car in Hartford.

Police have arrested and charged two juveniles with the stolen motor vehicle accident that happened around 1 p.m. on Broad Street Saturday. Police are still looking for one or more suspects that may have fled the scene.

One man hit by the stolen car was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead, according to the Hartford Police Department. He later identified by police as Jose Mendoza, 44, of Hartford.

Officials said the 2008 Chrysler 300 was stolen out of Colchester on Monday.

Police were in the immediate vicinity of the accident when it occurred.

According to officials, Hartford Police did not know the car was stolen until after the crash was reported. According to police, they believe four people were inside the car during the time of the crash.

Broad Street was closed between Russ Street and Park Street for several hours as police investigated, but has since re-opened.

The department’s Crime Scene and Accident Reconstruction teams are conducting the investigation.

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