A teen accused of striking and killing a Waterbury man on Monday afternoon was arrested after a group of residents detained him.
The victim has been identified as Ivan Rajcoomar, a 62-year-old maintenance worker at a housing complex.
The driver is 16 years old, according to police. He was on probation at the time of the crash and had stolen his mother’s 2003 Mazda 6 earlier in the day, according to police.
Rajcoomar was retrieving tools from the back of his parked 2002 Toyota Tacoma in the area of 46 Lester Drive around 12:30 p.m. when the teen lost control of the speeding vehicle and struck Rajcoomar, police said.
Rajcoomar was rushed to Waterbury Hospital, where he was pronounced dead later in the afternoon.
The teen left the scene, according to police, but was only able to drive a short distance because of damage to the car.
The people in the car ran off, but residents detained them until police arrival, police said.
The driver’s probation has been revoked and he has been placed in a juvenile detention facility, where he will remain as the case is pending, according to police.
The teen has been charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, felony evading responsibility and additional motor vehicle charges.
Police have not released the teen’s name because of his age.