Police: New Haven man dies in Hamden car crash

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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) – Hamden police are investigating an early morning car crash that took the life of a New Haven man.

Officers responding to a report of a crash just before 2 a.m. Friday found a man lying in the road next to his vehicle in the area of Newhall Street and Newbury Street.

The victim, identified as 41-year-old Charles Knight III, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Knight’s vehicle struck a stone wall, and then continued on until it came to a rest against a street sign pole.

The crash remains under investigation and witnesses are being asked to contact investigators.