New Haven man charged with DUI in fatal crash involving motorcycle

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police are investigating a fatal vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that happened Friday evening.

At around 9:35 p.m., officers received a report of a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and SUV on Whalley Avenue and East Ramsdell Street, police told News 8.

Police say, the driver of the SUV, 52-year-old Elliot Moore of New Haven, was traveling west on Whalley Avenue in the left travel lane and began to turn left onto Ramsdell Street. The motorcyclist, 42-year-old Daniel Velazquez of New Haven, was traveling east on Whalley Avenue in the right travel lane and collided with Moore’s left front driver side of the vehicle.

Police said Velazquez was transported to the Yale New Haven Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Accident Reconstruction Team was notified and responded to the scene.

Moore remained on scene. He was charged with driving under the influence and released on a $150,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing and witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6316.

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