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

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014  |  Updated 4:53 PM EDT
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Man to be Charged With DUI After Fatal Crash

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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.

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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.

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