Arrest made in hit-and-run death of moped operator

April 12, 2018

PORTLAND, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested a man in connection with the hit-and-run death of a moped rider on a bridge last November.

Portland police say 36-year-old Khavar McDonald, of Middletown, surrendered Wednesday and was charged with second-degree manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and other offenses. He was released on bond.

Police think McDonald was racing another vehicle on the Arrigoni Bridge that connects Middletown and Portland on Nov. 4 when he struck 23-year-old Daquan Moore’s moped.

Moore, a father of two, was seriously injured and later died at the hospital.

Authorities say McDonald has been cooperative with investigators, but he refused to talk outside of court.

Police are still trying to track down the second vehicle involved.

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