Police: Innocent driver dead following police chase in West Haven

WEST HAVEN — Police said an innocent driver is dead after a man being chased by police crashed into him.

Meloy Road is back open, after West Haven police confirmed a fatal crash happened there resulting from a police chase involving police  from the neighboring town of Orange. Meloy Road was closed between Ridge and Eileen roads, according to police.

Police said the accident happened at 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Police said a Toyota was being chased after a traffic stop in Orange on 45-year-old Robert Kryzkij of East Haven. Kryzkij led police in pursuit to Meloy Road in West Haven, where he sideswiped one car and hit  a Subaru Outback head-on, killing  the driver, Phillip Hunt, Seymour.

Both he and Hunt were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Hunt was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

State police are investigating.