West Haven Man Charged in Crash That Killed Another Man: Police

Police said the driver who caused the crash was fleeing from police after a minor crash in Orange.

What to Know

  • Police said Robert Kryzkij fled from officers after a minor crash with officers in Orange.
  • Then he collided with vehicles in West Havan and 54-year-old Philip Hunt, of Seymour, was killed in the crash.
  • Police arrested Kryzkij, a 46-year-old West Haven man Monday.

A 46-year-old West Haven man is accused of hitting and killing an innocent man as he fled from police in November and has been arrested.

State police arrested 46-year-old Robert Kryzkij on Monday in connection with the crash in West Haven on Nov. 9 that killed 54-year-old Philip Hunt, of Seymour. The office of the medical examiner determined that Hunt died of blunt injuries to the head, neck, torso and extremities.

Kryzkij had gotten into a minor crash in Orange and fled from police, going as fast as 82 miles per hour, when he collided with several vehicles, including the one Hunt was driving, according to police and court records.

Kryzkij has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment in the first degree, reckless driving, operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, increasing speed in attempt to escape or elude police, evasion of responsibility in operation of a motor vehicle without a license and failure to drive in the established lane on a multiple-lane highway.

Bond was set at $100,000.

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