NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT. (THECOUNT) — Eliezer Cotto of New Britain, Connecticut, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday night vehicle crash in New Haven County.

Cotto, 37, was killed in a single-vehicle Route 15 crash near Meriden late Friday night.


According to reports, Cotto was operating a Dodge Dart on North Broad Street near Amity Street in Meriden, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 10:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree, rolled over and burst into flames.

Cotto was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt and thermal injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.


Geo quick facts: New Haven County is a county in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the population was 862,477 making it the third-most populous county in Connecticut. Two of the state’s largest cities, New Haven and Waterbury, are part of New Haven County – Wikipedia.