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10/3/2019 - 10/3/19- Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident - 2900 Block-State Street
NEWS RELEASE

Date:  October 3, 2019
  
Contact:  Captain Ronald Smith

Phone:  (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 19-131
 

 
On October 2, 2019 at approximately 8:30p.m. Hamden Police responded to the 2900 block of State Street on the report of a motor vehicle accident. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that a motor vehicle, operated by Moet Bacote, was traveling southbound on State Street. It appears that Bacote’s vehicle crossed the double-yellow center line and collided with a “box truck” that was operated by a 26 year-old Middlefield resident. Both vehicles sustained “heavy front-end damage.”

Bacote, 25, of New Haven was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital by American Medical Response with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter. The Middlefield resident was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with serious injuries.

State Street was closed for nearly 7 hours. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Dennis Putnam of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at (203) 230-4036.

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