Suspect in Fatal Crash in Hartford in November Charged

NBC Connecticut

A Hartford man was killed in a three-car crash in Hartford on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 3 and police have arrested a suspect.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Brown Street.

Police said a Dodge Caravan, a Lexus, and a Dodge Charger collided at the intersection.

The driver of the Caravan, identified as 58-year-old Jesus Torres, of Hartford, was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to police.

The occupants of the Lexus were taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the driver of the Charger was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The crash shut down the intersection for several hours.

Police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Jose Rosa, 42, of Hartford, the driver of the Lexus LS460 involved in the crash. Members of the Hartford Police Fugitive Task Force took him into custody on Monday morning and he was held on a $350,000 bond, police said.

He was charged with manslaughter in hte first degree, operating under the influence, reckless driving, reckless endangerment in the first degree, larceny in the third degree, criminal trover in the second degree, failure to obey a traffic control signal and operating with a suspended license.

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