Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-17 16:00:00 –
Las Vegas (FOX5)-Las Vegas Metropolitan Police investigated the death of a Connecticut police officer on Friday morning.
LVMPD Lieutenant Jesse Royval said the crash occurred on Spring Mountain Road and Decaturable Bird just before 4 am on September 17. Loyval said the crash happened west of the intersection. According to Roybal, one was taken to the hospital and later sentenced to death.
New Haven police have identified the person who died in the crash as Joshua Castellano, a seven-year veteran of the ministry. New Haven police said Castellano was a passenger in the car along with several other New Haven officers, including the driver.
New Haven police said the crash was part of an ongoing criminal investigation by the LVMPD.
“My thoughts and condolences lie with the family of Officer Castellano and with friends and colleagues at the New Haven Police Station,” New Haven Mayor Justin Ericker said in a statement. “Official Castellano has served our community for seven years. Thanks to the service of Officer Castellano. He will be greatly missed.”
The Clark County Coroner Office has not yet officially identified the victims.
Loyval said the intersection was closed in all directions for investigation and will be closed for several hours.
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