New Haven Police ask for public’s help finding car after fatal hit-and-run

acura-from-new-haven-hit-and-runNEW HAVEN–Police are seeking help from the public to locate a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in New Haven over the weekend.

On Saturday around 2:05 a.m. police responded to a crash near the intersection of Whalley Avenue and Osborn Avenue and found a man in the street next to his damaged Suzuki motorcycle. EMTs took the victim, identified as Garry T. Gulledge, of Oakville, to the hospital, but he died just 34 minutes later from his injuries, which included blunt impact to the neck and torso.

According to witnesses, a silver SUV drove off from the crash, and surveillance video found nearby shows the suspect car is a 2003 to 2007 silver Acura MDX. Based on before and after images taken of the car from different surveillance cameras, the car has a missing passenger side rocker panel, as well as other damage to the passenger side.

Officers who responded to the crash said that they saw the victim’s motorcycle doing a wheelie about eight blocks away from the crash a short time earlier.

If you’ve seen the car in the photo, please call 203-946-6304.

File photo of an Acura MDX from the same time period for reference

File photo of an Acura MDX from the same time period for reference