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Innocent driver dead following police chase in West Haven

A 54-year-old Seymour man is dead after another man who was fleeing from police and driving the wrong way crashed into his auto in West Haven Thursday night, according to state police. The driver of the uninvolved vehicle - an "innocent operator" - died, he said.

West Haven Police are on scene of a fatal accident that closed Meloy Road.

Police said a Toyota was being chased after a traffic stop in Orange on 45-year-old Robert Kryzkij of East Haven.

Troopers said Kryzkij had been trying to flee from Orange police after an earlier crash.

They identified the driver who died as Philip W. Hunt, 54, of Seymour.

The auto Hunt was driving was one of three Kryzkij had collided with, according to the state police. It wasn't clear if anyone was injured in the crash.

Kryzkij continued east and hit the front end of a Subaru Outback driven by Hunt.

Hunt was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

Anyone who witnessed any of the incidents is asked to contact state police at 860-779-4917.



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