HARTFORD — The teenager who operated the vehicle in a hit and run accident that left one person dead and two injured was arrested today.
The evading operator of the black Toyota was located at Hartford Hospital while receiving medical attention for non-life threatening injuries. The 17 year old driver was positively identified by witnesses and subsequently charged with second degree manslaughter, evading an accident with death, reckless operation, operating without a license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and misuse of plate.
His name was withheld because he is a minor.
The police gave this report of what happened:
On Nov. 1, at approximately 8:53 p.m. Officer Michael Heselton was traveling west on East Elliot Street when a Toyota passed him without any lights and entered the intersection of Wethersfield Ave. against a red light.
The Toyota was struck by a black Chevrolet SUV traveling south on Wethersfield Ave. The Toyota then spun onto Elliot Street striking a parked vehicle and two teenaged pedestrians. The occupants of the Toyota fled on foot.
Officer Heselton remained on scene and rendered aid to the injured pedestrians who were transported to Hartford Hospital. One of the pedestrians later identified as 16-year-old Anthony Morales of Hartford succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival at the hospital. The other pedestrian identified as 16-year-old Travis Seabourne of Hartford suffered serious injuries but is listed in stable condition.
The operator of the Chevrolet SUV identified as Alexander Delgado of Newington, declined medical attention and was not cited for the accident.
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