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1 killed, 2 injured after box truck, car crash at an intersection: New Haven police

Police said the crash happened at the intersection of Orange Street and Trumbull Street. Both drivers were okay, but a passenger died at the scene.
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Branford man was killed in a crash involving a car and a box truck overnight in New Haven, police said. 

The crash happened around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Trumbull Street and Orange Street. Police were called to the area and found the two vehicles which crashed: a gray Volvo, driven by a 25-year-old Milford man, and a white Ford E450 box truck, driven by a 30-year-old Naugatuck man. 

Police said EMS took both drivers to Yale New Haven Hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

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In the Volvo also was a passenger, 25-year-old Max Peters. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Grove Schools, where Peters was a member as a teacher/counselor, gave a statement on his untimely death. 

"The news of the Max Peters’ fatal car accident has devastated our community.  Max was an exceptional young man who made a significant impact on the students and staff at Grove School.  As a veteran teacher/counselor, Max always put his students first and had become a campus leader and mentor to newer staff.  He had a bright future at Grove School. 

 Max had a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, a great sense of humor and a warm smile.  He was also an important part of our drama and arts programming.  As we grieve his passing, he leaves behind a community that loved him and will remember him for all of his strong connections and wonderful character traits.  He will be missed, " said Peter Chorney, Executive Director.

The New Haven Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash.  

Police ask that any witnesses who have not yet spoken with investigators please contact the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304. 

Callers may remain anonymous or submit tips anonymously by calling 1-866-888-TIPS(8477) or email to ECIC@newhavenct.gov.

Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  

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