A Connecticut police officer was charged with killing a fellow officer in a DUI crash in Las Vegas on Friday.
New Haven Officer Robert Ferraro, 34, was speeding in a 2020 Rolls Royce with two fellow cops on board when he allegedly lost control and crashed into an occupied car parked in a private driveway, according to KVVU-TV.
The Rolls Royce then smashed into utility poles, landscaping and a fire hydrant before overturning and ejecting front seat passenger Joshua Castellano, who was also a New Haven officer, the outlet reported.
Ferraro was charged with DUI resulting in death and reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm. He was held on $100,000 bail, according to the station.
New Haven’s Acting Chief of Police Renee Dominguez described Castellano as “always happy to be here,” the article said.
“Officer Castellano served our community for seven years. We’re thankful for Officer Castellano’s service; he will be greatly missed,” New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker reportedly said.
In addition to the three officers, the mangled car had reportedly been carrying two passengers from Texas.