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Gaitana Girgenti, 27, killed, one injured, and Johnassis Melendez, 23, arrested in hit-and-run crash on Frontage Road in East Haven, Connecticut

Modified Date: 
Sat, 09/17/2016 - 9:55am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

East Haven Police Make Arrest in Fatal Frontage Road Crash

Melendez is accused of fleeing the scene of that accident. He is being held on criminal and motor vehicle charges. Police said they expect additional charges as the investigation continues.

Man involved in deadly East Haven crash now in police custody

According to police, Melendez fled the scene when officers arrived in East Haven. He was seen running past the Home Depot and into the wooded area between the Dunkin’ Donuts there and CarMax.

Type: Car Accident
Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Johnassis Melendez
Gaitana Girgenti
Frontage Road

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