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Police: Innocent driver dead following chase beginning in Orange

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Police say an innocent driver is dead after a man being pursued by officers in Connecticut crashed into him.

According to state police, Philip Hunt, 54, of Seymour, was killed Thursday night in West Haven.

Authorities say Orange police were trying to perform a traffic stop on Robert Kryzki, 45, of East Haven, when he took off.

Police chased him, and he drove into West Haven, where he hit two other cars, including Hunt's, which he hit head on.

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.

AP services helped contribute to this report.

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