Local Boxer Killed in West Haven Crash

A local boxer was killed and two other people critically injured in a crash on Meloy Road in West Haven Sunday.

Police said around 2:13 a.m. officers responded to the intersection of Meloy Road and Baker Street for a serious crash. Investigators said a Honda traveling south on Meloy crossed over into the northbound lane, hitting an Acura that was driving north.

One person was killed and two others critically injured. The person who was killed has been identified as 26-year-old Luis Rosa of New Haven.

Promoter Lou DiBella confirmed that Rosa was well-known New Haven boxer. In a tweet, Dibella described Rosa as a "fighter" and "a good kid."

Joseph Rodriguez, president of the Puerto Rican Festival of New Haven, released a statement on his Facebook page:

"Today, we are a community in mourning. We have lost a talented young man, un orgullo boricua, Luis 'KO' Rosa. Luis was a rising star who was often seen jogging with pride on Grand Avenue or standing tall in the middle of the ring. He was a familiar face to so many in our New Haven community and beyond. On behalf of our PRU Board of Directors and larger community, I extend our deepest sympathy and support to the family."

The crash remains under investigation.

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