Orange Police: Fatal Car Accident

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Nov 102017

The following is a statement from Town of Orange Police Department Chief Robert Gagne:
First and foremost, the thoughts and prayers of the entire Orange Police Department are with the family of Philip Hunt, who unfortunately succumbed to his injuries as a result of the crash in West Haven.
Orange Police were called to the scene of a motor vehicle crash at Route 34 and Route 152 (in Orange) in which a light-colored minivan struck another vehicle from behind, then fled the scene, eastbound, on Route 34 without stopping.
Shortly thereafter, Orange Police observed a vehicle matching the description of the offending vehicle traveling southbound on Dogwood Road near New Haven Avenue. The vehicle had front-end damage and was being operated in an erratic manner. The vehicle initially slowed to a stop (or near-stop) for police on Dogwood Road near Route One, but then continued east on Route One, and then south on Meloy Road into West Haven, prior to crashing on Meloy Road.
Orange police were cooperative with the West Haven Haven Police Department at the scene of the crash. Orange Police are cooperating fully with the Connecticut State Police, who are investigating this incident. The original accident at Route 34 152 and its connection to the West Haven crash remains under investigation.
The Orange Police Department defers any further comment to the Connecticut State Police Public Information Office.

Young West Haven Man Killed In Crash On Route 34 Sunday Morning

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Jul 242016

(Photo by Orange Police Dept.)

(Photo by Orange Police Dept.)

Shortly after midnight Saturday night into Sunday morning, July 24, Orange Police responded to a serious motor vehicle crash on Derby Avenue, (Rt. 34), just west of the intersection of Racebrook Road, (Rt. 114).

The initial investigation showed that a black Honda Civic was headed westbound toward Derby at a high rate of speed when it lost control and left the roadway, making contact with a large boulder and a fence off the roadway.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department responded to extricate the driver, Abraham Evans, 22, of West Haven from the wreck.

Evans was the only occupant of the vehicle and medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who may have information is asked to contact Officer John Reshotnik of Orange Police at 203-891-2130.


This press release is on the OPD Facebook Page.