Driver Arrested in Norwalk Fatal Crash

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Norwalk Police Department

Police have arrested the driver who struck pedestrians, killing one, in a fatal hit-and-run crash Friday night in Norwalk, police said.

Hugo Cruz-Gregorio, 33, of Norwalk, faces multiple charges including manslaughter with a motor vehicle and police say he was under the influence when the crash happened at about 8:30 p.m. Friday on Woodward Avenue.

Cruz-Gregorio got out of the car and fled the scene on foot after running into three people walking near 50 Woodward Avenue, police said. Two were injured and a man died at the hospital.

The identities of the man killed and others injured have not been released at this time.

Police charged Cruz-Gregorio with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, evading responsibility resulting in death, evading resulting in property damage, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, unsafe movement of a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating without a license.

Police held Cruz-Gregorio in custody on a $750,000 bond.

Norwalk police accident reconstruction investigators continue to investigate the fatal crash. The department asks anyone with information to call the routine dispatch line at 203-854-3114 or the police tip line at 203-854-3111. Members of the public can also send anonymous tips on the Norwalk Police Department website at www.norwalkpd.com or text anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637) with NPD and the info in the text field.

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