Man to be Charged With Manslaughter, DUI After Crash That Killed Passenger in New Haven

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the driver involved in a fatal crash in New Haven last month. Authorities said Dieter Delgado was operating under the influence.

    Police are looking to arrest the man accused of driving under the influence during the crash that killed his backseat passenger in New Haven last month.

    According to police, 43-year-old Dieter Delgado lost control of his BMW after exiting Interstate 91 onto State Street in New Haven just after 1 a.m. Jan. 10.

    The car struck a utility pole, killing rear passenger Walter Ruiz, 36, of New Haven.

    Police said Delgado was operating under the influence. He and his front-seat passenger, 39-year-old Patrick Ghyssels of Branford, were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

    New Haven police have obtained an arrest warrant charging Delgado with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, operating under the influence, failure to drive in the proper lane and driving with a suspended license.