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Man Known As 'Wolverine' Charged In Fatal New Haven Hit-And-Run

Man Known As 'Wolverine' Charged In Fatal New Haven Hit-And-Run

NEW HAVEN — A city man, who alleged went by the nickname "Wolverine," was charged in connection with a fatal March hit-and-run crash Monday, police said.

Early on March 7, first responders were called to Grand Avenue beat Poplar and Ferry streets for a pedestrian struck by a car, police said. Michael Kucher, 44, was trying to cross the road when he was hit.

The driver fled the scene in a white Honda Accord. Witnesses said the drive crashed into a tree before hitting Kucher.

One witness said the driver of the car was known as "Wolverine" with "vampire-like fangs."

The day after the crash, officers found what may have been...

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