Two Dead In Separate New Britain Accidents; One Arrest; Second Driver Sought

New Britain police say they’ve made an arrest on one fatal motor vehicle accident,  and are investigating a second accident which also resulted in a death.

Police say 31-year-old Demetrious Lausell of Bristol was killed shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday when his motorcycle was hit by a driver who fled the scene.  Police say the minivan driver continued on and was involved in a second accident before fleeing on foot.  Police picked up 42-year-old Rafelito Ares of New Britain.  He faces a variety of charges, including operatIng with a suspended license, failure to carry an insurance card,  operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, making an improper turn,   evading responsibility and manslaughter with a motor vehicle.

Then, just over eight hours later,  New Britain police were called to a second fatal accident.  They found a pedestrian in the street on Farmington Avenue.  The 43-year-old woman, whose name has not been released,  died at the hospital as a result of her injuries.  Witnesses told police they saw a red pickup truck leave the scene.  Police are asking anyone with information to call the New Britain Police Traffic Division,


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