Watch News 8 at 5pm

New Haven Police identify two victims in fatal crash that split car in half

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating after a car crashed into a utility pole, causing the vehicle to split in half early Sunday morning in New Haven.

The incident happened just around 1 a.m. near Middletown Avenue and Front Street.

According to New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff, a 23-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were traveling in a Honda Civic on Middletown Avenue when the operator lost control of the car and hit a utility pole. It is unclear which of the two occupants of the car was the operator.

Upon crashing, both occupants were ejected from the car. They were pronounced dead on the scene by personnel of New Haven Police and Fire who responded to the crash.

The victims have been identified as Edwin Deida, 23, and Julisa Myers, 21 — both of New Haven.

The accident is under investigation by the NHPD Accident Reconstruction Team. Witnesses to this accident are asked to contact the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6316.

This is a developing story. Stay with the News 8 app and for continuing updates.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Hamden church holds COVID-19 vaccination pop-up site to target underserved communities

News /

Police investigate after New Haven school struck by gunfire

News /

New Haven middle school students head back to the classroom in hybrid learning plan

News /

Waterbury Human Rights Commission gets pushback over resolution for declaring racism a public health crisis

News /

Getting arts programming off the ground in New Haven in the age of COVID

News /

‘The place where the trucks get stuck’: Truck drivers calling for change after dozens of tractor-trailers hit same railroad bridge in Waterbury

News /
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss