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Man charged in deadly New Haven hit-and-run crash

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Antonio Calderon was arrested in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash. (New Haven Police Department) Antonio Calderon was arrested in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash. (New Haven Police Department)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A 27-year-old man, who goes by the name "Wolverine," was arrested in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in New Haven in March.

Edin Antonio Calderon, of New Haven, was arrested after police said he struck 45-year-old Michael Kucher with his car on March 7 and then fled the scene.

Kucher was found with serious injuries after police said he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Grand Avenue around midnight. The vehicle did not stop and fled.

On March 16, police said Kucher died from injuries suffered in the crash. Police said the cause of death was “blunt impact injury of the head, neck, torso and extremities.”

While searching for the suspect, police said they located a suspicious white Honda Accord with a cracked windshield covered up on Chapel Street on March 8.

Calderon was located a New Haven bar and questioned by police.

During the police interview, he admitted to the crime.

“Little did Calderon know, investigators already had statements from witnesses who saw him fleeing from the Honda’s driver’s seat after the crash. Witness statements, surveillance recordings and physical evidence were combined to solidify the case against Calderon,” Officer David B. Hartman said in a statement on Tuesday.

Calderon was charged with felony evading, second-degree manslaughter and misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving on May 2.

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