Middletown Man Charged in Fatal Cheshire Crash

Ryan Scalise, 31, of Middletown, has been arrested.

Monday, Oct 21, 2013  |  Updated 4:22 PM EDT
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Middletown Man Charged in Fatal Cheshire Crash

Ryan Scalise has been charged in a fatal crash in Cheshire on Sunday night.

A 50-year-old Southington man was killed in a crash at Route 10 and Interstate 691 in Cheshire on around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday and a Middletown man has been arrested.

Police have identified the person killed in the crash as Moises Larriu, 50, of the Plantsville section of Southington.

Police said Ryan Scalise, 31, of Middletown, was driving south on Route 10, began to turn left onto the I-691eastbound entrance ramp and crossed directly in the path of Larriu’s motorcycle and a car driven by Lourdes Ortiz, 53, of Waterbury. 

Larriu’s motorcycle and Ortiz’s car made contact with the SUV. Larriu was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Ortiz was not injured.

Scalise was placed under arrest, charged with manslaughter in the second degree, under the influence; interfering with an officer and turns, failure to grant right of way.

He has no criminal history, officials said, but there are a handful of driving infractions on his record.

He was arraigned at Meriden Superior Court this morning and the judge set bond at $25,000.

He has been ordered Scalise not to drive. He is due back in court in two weeks.
 

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