East Haven Police Make Arrest in Fatal Frontage Road Crash

East Haven police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal crash on Frontage Road Wednesday.

Police said Johnassis Melendez, 23, is believed to be the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a pole near Home Depot on Frontage Road Wednesday. One person was killed in that crash and another seriously injured.

Melendez is accused of fleeing the scene of that accident. He is being held on criminal and motor vehicle charges. Police said they expect additional charges as the investigation continues.

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