New Haven Child Suffers Drug Overdose

New Haven Police Investigate

Daniela Doncel
August 10, 2020 - 4:17 pm



NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - A New Haven 17-month-old girl suffered a drug overdose on Saturday, according to New Haven police.

New Haven Police and Fire responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive child at a Norton Street residence at about 12:40 p.m. on August 8, officials said.

Upon arrival, officers said they learned the child had likely ingested adult medication. 

An ambulance transported the child to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

Tuesday afternoon, New Haven police officials said the child was pronounced dead.

The New Haven Police Department Special Victims Unit is investigating the incident. Officers notified the State Department of Children and Families who also responded to the residence.