Police Search for Suspected Driver in Fatal East Haven Crash

Police are searching for a man who fled the scene of a fatal crash on Frontage Road in East Haven on Wednesday.

One person, Gaitana Girgenti, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene after a tan Toyota sedan crashed into a pole around noon near Home Depot on Frontage Road, police said, and another person was transported to the hospital for serious injuries. 

The third person, who police believe was driving, ran from the scene. He appears to be in his late teens or early 20s, police said, and he was wearing black shorts with a blue striped shirt and blue sneakers.

He was last seen in the wooded area between Dunkin' Donuts at 91 Frontage Road and CarMax, police said. 

Police said the car does not appear to be stolen. 

Anyone with information regarding the third occupant is asked to call East Haven Police at (203) 468-3820.

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