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Arrested. Arrested. Wanted

by Staff | Feb 25, 2014 5:24 pm

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The police have arrested two drivers and are looking for a third in connection with three fatal motor-vehicle accidents.

The actions followed the completion of investigations into the three accidents, which occurred between last June and this January.

Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman:

• Investigators concluded that a 31-year-old New Haven motorcyclist was at fault when he ran over 27-year-old Christopher Ferguson on Dixwell Avenue, then fled the scene, last June 5. Ferguson died in the crash. Then the cops started looking for him. Police in West Virginia pulled the man over in a car on Feb. 6; he was “scheduled to be handed over to New Haven authorities” Tuesday to face negligent-homicide and improper-turn charges.

• Investigators concluded a 90-year-old Bethany woman was at fault when she turned her Toyota Camry from Fountain Street on to Seneca Road in Westville on the afternoon of Sept. 7 and cut off a Honda motorcycle being driven eastbound on Fountain by 34-year-old Brian McCarthy. McCarthy died hours later at Yale-New Haven Hospital from chest injuries. Police have arrested the woman and charged her with negligent homicide and making an improper turn. McCarthy (pictured), a father, was a state worker and former EMT.

• Investigators concluded that a 43-year-old man was responsible for crashing a BMW into a utility pole after turning onto State Street from I-91 at 1:05 a.m. on Jan. 10. The crash killed a 36-year-old rear passenger. Now police are looking for the driver. They have a warrant “charging him with manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle, assault in the second degree with a motor vehicle, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to drive in the proper lane and operating under suspension,” according to Hartman.

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