NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CT. (THECOUNT) — Jose Rodriguez, of New Haven, Connecticut, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday night fatal hit-and-run vehicle-versus-motorcycle crash in New Haven County.

Rodriguez, 41, was killed in a hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle Wednesday night in New Haven.


According to reports, Rodriguez was operating a Suzuki motorcycle near Haven Street and Clay Street in New Haven, when the bike was involved in a collision with a green sedan that then fled the scene around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rodriguez was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the crash should contact New Haven police at 203-946-6304 or call the department’s anonymous tip line at 866-888-TIPS (8477).


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.