(Updated)The cops tried to pull over a driver Friday night who ended up killing a 29-year-old woman in a car crash.
That’s the latest word from the police on the two-car crash at Goffe and Ella Grasso Boulevard at 9:35 p.m.
The driver of a dark-colored car was driving erratically “moments before” the crash. A cop noticed.
“The officer tried to pull the car over. The car took off,” said police spokesman Officer David Hartman.
He said the car’s driver “ran a red light. The car sped away, and the officer lost sight of it.”
The police apparently did not pursue the vehicle, Hartman said.
The driver of the car, which had three occupants, sped down the hill on Goffe and crashed into another car, driven by 29-year-old Carolina Chicas-Sabatino. She ended up at Yale-New Haven Hospital in a coma. She later died, on Saturday.
The other car’s three occupants suffered “serious but non-life-threatening” injuries, according to Hartman.
The vehicle with the three occupants also “struck and broke a utility pole,” leading “several dozen homes” to lose electricity while a crew “serviced the downed pole,” Hartman said.
Many key details remain to emerge in public view. The police department’s crash investigation team “is in the early stages” of investigating the crash’s cause. “Charges are pending, although they have yet to be determined,” according to Hartman.