Man arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run crash in New Haven

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– State Police have arrested the man in connection to fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate-95 Sunday morning.

State Police identify the driver as Gamalier Estrada, 25, of New Haven.

A warrant was issued for Estrada’s arrest and he was taken into custody with the help of Norwich Police around 3:20 Sunday morning.

Estrada was transported to Troop G in Bridgeport where his arrest was processed. He is being held on a court set bond of $1,000,000 for the charge of Evading Responsibility-Death and $250,000 for the charge of Violation of a Standing Protective Order.

Troopers said Estrada is set to be in court June 14th in Milford and June 15th in New Haven.


The crash happened at 12:20 a.m. on interstate-95 by exit 47.

Authorities report that a motorcycle was traveling northbound near Exit 47 when an Acura Integra traveling at a high rate of speed struck the motorcyclist.

The driver of the motorcycle was then ejected onto the roadway and pronounced deceased on the scene. The motorcycle driver is identified as 19-year-old Ricardo Enrique Figueroa-Garcia of New Haven.

Troopers report that the Acura Integra continued north and stopped in the right shoulder and abandoned the vehicle. The operator then fled the scene of the accident, according to police.

State Police are asking for assistance with identifying the operator of the Acura.

The vehicle is described as a 1991 two-door Acura Integra, color black, with a white-colored driver, passenger side doors, lime green rims, a “Frankenstein” decal in the front windshield, and an “It’s Alive” decal in the rear window.

Troopers report the vehicle is suspected to have been previously seen in the New Haven area.

This accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at (203) 696-2500.

Stay with WTNH.com and the News 8 app as more information becomes available.

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