CT State Police investigating fatal New Haven crash


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Police have requested that Connecticut State Police investigate a fatal crash that happened in the city Saturday morning.

Around 3 a.m. Saturday, New Haven police dispatch confirmed to News 8 that a fatal accident happened at the corner of Olive and Chapel Streets. The roads were closed for several hours.

Connecticut State Police say that its accident reconstruction team is investigating the accident per the request of the New Haven Police Department. As a result of the accident, 20-year-old Naika Rosa-Rosa of Meriden died of her injuries.

Troopers say that Rosa was driving on Chapel Street near the Olive Street intersection when the vehicle lost lateral control and rolled on its side. The car traveled off of the right side of the road and collided with a tree. Troopers say that prior to the accident, a New Haven officer was attempting to pull over Rosa for a traffic stop.

Rosa was pronounced dead and an autopsy is being performed. A passenger, 34-year-old Wandaliz Valle-Quinonez of Middletown sustained serious injuries and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated.

State police are asking anyone who witnessed this crash or the moments before the crash to call them at (203)630-8086.

Stay with News 8 for updates on this story as we receive them from state police.

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