East Haven Police Make Arrest In Deadly Crash

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – East Haven police have made an arrest in connection with a deadly one-vehicle crash on Frontage Road Wednesday.

Johnassis Melendez, 23, faces criminal and motor vehicle charges, said police. Police say Melendez left the scene of the crash that killed 27-year-old Gaitana Girgenti.

The crash occurred around noontime in the area of the Home Depot. Girgenti was pronounced dead at the scene; another occupant of the vehicle was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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