Stay Connected
image
Police booking photo of Ryan Scalise, 31, of Middltown, accused of vehicular manslaughter, while under the influence. | Cheshire Police Department

Southington man riding scooter dies in accident


CHESHIRE — A 50-year-old Southington man died Sunday night after the motor scooter he was riding was hit by a sport utility vehicle on Route 10.

Moises Larriu was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10:30 p.m. He was struck on Route 10 near the entrance to Interstate 691, said police spokesman James Fasano.

The driver of the vehicle that struck him, Ryan M. Scalise, 31, of 148 Dove Lane, Middletown, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence, interfering with an officer and failure to grant right of way.

Scalise was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court Monday morning. His bond was set at $25,000 and he was ordered by Judge Philip Scarpellino not to drive until his next court appearance on Nov. 4.

“This is a good lesson for anybody; this is a person who allegedly drove a car intoxicated and hit a person,” Scarpellino said. “Everybody’s worst nightmare has happened.”

Scalise was released after posting bail.

The family declined comment outside the courthouse.

Larriu and several other workers from Bozzuto’s were heading north on Highland Avenue after work, according to the police report.

Witnesses told police the SUV turned left onto the I-691 eastbound ramp, striking Larriu and a car driven by Lourdes Ortiz, 53.

Larriu was thrown from the scooter, Fasano said. No other injuries were reported.

ebritton@record-journal.com (203) 317-2208 Twitter: @EveBritton



Back to AllNews
Top Stories of the Week

Cheshire student sets foot in all 50 states …
CHESHIRE — At only 15 years old, Bryn Clarkson has already traveled to all 50 states. She marked the accomplishment after crossing a state border … more ...

Pro wrestling rumbles into town …
Down an out-of-the-way Cheshire road, in a nondescript industrial park, men berated and beat each other. Guys were kicked, slammed, choked. One unfortunate fellow was … more ...

Former Cheshire rabbi extradited to Virginia, scheduled to appear in …
Authorities from Virginia took former Cheshire rabbi Eric Silver into custody earlier this week, according to court documents. In late February, Silver agreed to face … more ...

Cheshire Police Blotter …
The following people have been charged by police: March 16: Dave Indino, 42, 2269 Waterbury Road, possession of marijuana, 6:10 p.m. Edward Lane, 51, 709 … more ...

Northeast Floral Education Center hosts grand opening …
The Northeast Floral Education Center, 312 East Johnson Ave., held a Grand Opening recently. The center will offer training for those interested in floral design, … more ...

Latest Comments