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1 killed, 1 seriously injured after car, box truck collide in Hamden

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HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — One person is dead and another is seriously injured following a crash in Hamden on Wednesday night.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of State Street.

Police said 25-year-old Moet Bacote, of New Haven, was traveling southbound on State Street when he crossed the center line and hit a box truck, which was driven by a 26-year-old Middlefield resident.

Bacote was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other driver was taken to the same hospital with serious injuries.

State Street was closed for nearly seven hours.

Wednesday night, Hamden Mayor Curt Balzano Leng asked people to “say a prayer for those involved.”

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