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Bridgeport Hit-And-Run Death Ruled A Homicide; Incident Began As Drug Deal

The driver of this truck has been taken into custody in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Saturday in Bridgeport that has been ruled a homicide.
The driver of this truck has been taken into custody in connection with a fatal hit-and-run on Saturday in Bridgeport that has been ruled a homicide. Video Credit: Bridgeport Police

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The death of a 56-year-old Bridgeport man in a bizarre tractor-trailer hit-and-run has been ruled a homicide, described as the result of a drug deal gone wrong, the Connecticut Post said.

The incident began when the driver of a red truck pulling a white trailer was cruising the industrial area along Wordin Street and looking to buy crack cocaine on Saturday, police told the Post.

The driver found Ricardo Rose, 56, of Prospect Avenue, who agreed to sell him crack from a third party, the Post said.

After the driver began to smoke the crack, he said had no money and an argument ensued, the Post said. The driver pushed Rose out of the truck, and the victim fell under the truck's wheels, the Post said.

Bridgeport police are seeking an arrest warrant for the unidentified out-of-town truck driver, who had fled the scene but was found Sunday at JFK Airport and confessed, the Post said.

The driver will be charged with felony hit and run in addition to charges related to Park’s death, the Post said.

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