West Haven police: Person dead after motor vehicle crash

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Modern LED light bar on police cruiser flashing red and blue emergency lights.

Modern LED light bar on police cruiser flashing red and blue emergency lights.

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WEST HAVEN — A person died in a motor vehicle crash Saturday, according to police.

Officials responded to Derby and Central avenues “on a report of a motor vehicle accident with an unconscious occupant,” Sgt. Patrick Buturla wrote in an email.

“Upon arrival, it was apparent that the two vehicles had hit each other head on, and the operator of one of the vehicles was pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics,” Buturla wrote.

Police are not disclosing that person’s name “until next of kin has been officially notified,” according to Buturla.

“More information will be released as this investigation continues,” he wrote.