Thea Digiammerino

Driver Who Fled Fatal New Haven Crash Charged With Negligent Homicide: Police

A New Haven man faces negligent homicide charges after a fatal crash on June 29.

Police said officers responded for a serious crash involving a car and a motorcycle at Whalley and Elsworth avenues around 5:30 p.m. The motorcyclist, identified as 37-year-old Bobby Pinkston of West Haven suffered fatal injuries.

The driver that collided with Pinkston’s motorcycle did not stop, according to police, and was seen on dash camera video driving down Whalley Avenue, then stopping on Argonne Street. He was confronted by a witness to the crash, but the suspect took off.

Police later located the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Luis Lala, and took him into custody. Lala is charged with evading responsibility invovling the death of a person, negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a license, illegal operation under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and making an improper turn.

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