Police release name of man who died following New Haven moped crash

New Haven Accident
New Haven Accident(Rich Vitale)
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 10:35 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 11:49 AM EDT
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Police released the name of a man who died in a crash that involved a moped over the weekend in New Haven.

They identified him as 35-year-old Antonio Cruz-Ortiz of New Haven.

According to officials, emergency crews responded to a section of Ella Grasso Boulevard after the driver of a car struck the moped on Sunday around 5:40 a.m.

Officials said the moped driver, Cruz-Ortiz, was found unresponsive in the road. He was transported to the hospital and was later pronounced dead.

The road was closed between Adeline Street and Columbus Avenue.

The driver of the grey Nissan involved in the crash remained on-scene. No charges have been filed.

Police asked that any witnesses who have not yet spoken with them contact the New Haven Police Department communications division at 203-946-6316. Callers may remain anonymous or submit tips anonymously by calling 1-866-888-TIPS, or text “NHPD plus your message” to 274637.