East Haven

Police Search for Driver Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run on I-95 South in East Haven

State police said they are searching for the driver of a tractor-trailer who hit and killed a 34-year-old New Haven man on Interstate 95 South in East Haven Tuesday night, then left the scene.

Police responded to I-95 South, near exit 51, just before 10:30 p.m. after getting reports of debris in the road and learned that a man had been hit.

State police said two pedestrians had crossed the northbound lanes of the highway and were in the process of crossing the southbound lanes when a tractor-trailer going south hit 34-year-old Rafael Arroyo Rivera, of New Haven.

Police are trying to find the truck, which they think has a white cab and brown lettering.

The highway was closed for several hours and a tractor-trailer hit two East Haven police cruisers off the highway, on Frontage Road, as vehicles were being diverted off the highway, according to police. The officers were not in the police vehicles, but K-9 Ace was. The dog was not injured. East Haven police said the tractor-trailer stayed at the scene. 

Witnesses and anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Troop G at 203-696-2500.

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