Bicyclist dies from injuries after a collision with car in Wallingford

New Haven

Police are responding to a car vs. bike accident in the area of South Turnpike Road and Hartford Turnpike in Wallingford, near the Oakdale Theater.

Police say the bicyclist was pronounced dead after being transferred to a nearby hospital.

The bicyclist was identified as 37-year-old Donald Carelli. 

The driver was identified as 35-year-old Derek Fries who is facing multiple charges including Manslaughter and Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.

The scene is now cleared and South Turnpike Road has reopened.

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.


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