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76-year-old South End Car Accident Victim Dies

HARTFORD — A Hartford man has died after succumbing to injuries in a motor vehicle accident early Tuesday morning at the corner of Arnold Street and Hillside Avenue, police said.

Jesus Torres-Colon, 76, of Hartford was in critical at Hartford Hospital with life threatening injuries, police said. On Wednesday, he died at Hartford Hospital.

According to police report, A Ford F250 pulling a landscaping trailer hit a scooter with a Torres-Colon, while he was at the intersection of Arnold Street. and Hillside Avenue. The truck was travelling east on Arnold St  and the scooter was north on Hillside Ave.

Late Wednesday, Hartford Police was still investigating and was working with the Connecticut States Attorney’s Office to apply for an amended charge.

The operator of the pickup truck, Edwin Quijada-Rivera, 25 of Hartford, has already been charged with operating a without a license, failure to renew registration and a stop sign violation. He was held on a $20,000 bond.

Police said that Quijada-Rivera allegedly did stop at the stop sign. However, he failed to yield right of way when he did not see the scooter. Police said Quijada-Rivera is not a US citizen and his status is still pending an Immigration Custom Enforcement investigation.


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