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1/1/2021 - 1/1/21-Motor Vehicle Accident - Fatal - Area of 2200 Whitney Avenue

Date: January 1, 2021

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 21-01

On January 1, 2021 at 1:38a.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of 2200 Whitney Avenue on the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a motor vehicle that was operated by James McKenna, 55, of North Haven was traveling southbound on Whitney Avenue. A motor vehicle that was operated by Taya Petteway-Campbell, 22, of Hamden was traveling northbound on Whitney Avenue. Campbell’s vehicle crossed the double yellow center markings and crashed, head-on, into McKenna’s vehicle.

McKenna was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with life threatening injuries. He succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter. Petteway-Campbell was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information should contact Officer Brett Ferrara of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at (203) 281-8222.

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