New Haven driver charged in June pedestrian death

New Haven Police said Isaac Cintron surrendered Monday on charges from a June 24 fatal crash. Police released the photo.

A New Haven man is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian crossing Ella T. Grasso Boulevard near Orange Avenue on June 24.
Isaac Cintron, 22, of Norton Street, is charged with felony evading, tampering with physical evidence, operating an uninsured car, driving with a suspended license, misuse of marker plates and mutilating a vehicle identification number. He turned himself in to police on Monday. Police said Cintron confessed to the charges.
Police said Cintron was driving a 1997 Honda Civic DX when he hit Frank Aceto, 49, of Wallingford, at 10 p.m. The car was later recovered on July 2 in a Frank Street backyard.
“Aceto was crossing the road with a friend. They were not within a delineated crosswalk. The friend stopped for traffic and apparently tried but failed in his attempt to get Aceto to stop,” police said.
Investigators recovered a piece of the car’s sideview mirror and used it to track down the vehicle, police said.
Cintron allegedly said he planned to surrender but was “scared.”
According to New Haven Det. Jeff Goodwin, “This is a sad case all around. Had the driver remained at the scene, things would have been much different. He would have been charged but not with such serious crimes.”

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