Bridgeport man charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence after two crashes New Year’s Day


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport police have arrested a man accused of manslaughter after two deadly crashes in 24 hours on New Year’s Day.

On New Year’s Eve, police say 50-year-old Keith Commerford of Bridgeport was involved in a hit-and-run.

On New Year’s Day, Commerford was driving under the influence and speeding. Just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and Ellsworth Street he crashed into the victim. The victim was sent to the hospital where he later died. Commerford suffered minor injuries.

Commerford was given a summons for the hit-and-run and has been arrested and charged with manslaughter for the DUI.

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