Father Of 6 Killed By Drunk Driver In Hit-And-Run

Hartford police is looking for a man accused of running a red light while driving under the influence of alcohol and striking 38-year-old Frank Morales, who was a father of six. The incident took place earlier this month.

The victim was leaving Ernie’s Market when an SUV hit and he died on Albany Avenue the night of 8th of March.

37-year-old Luis Junior Acosta was driving the SUV, according to the police. Acosta is known to have ties to Hartford, Stafford Springs, Danielson and Orlando, Florida.

They talked to Acosta the night of the accident according to investigators but it was too soon to file charges.

Hartford police spokesman Deputy Chief Brian Foley said, “We did not have enough to make an arrest on site. As a result, we have now applied for an arrest warrant now that we have the evidence we need.”

Acosta has missed the court dates on which he was summoned and police is thinking that he is trying to escape.

Foley said, “We think he’s still in the state, though there is a possibility he fled to Florida. We’re putting his picture out there in hopes people in the public will see him and let us know where he is.”

Acosta is wanted by the police for several charges including first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, operating under the influence, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a license for which he will be charged.

He has a neck tattoo “1306” and a bull’s eye with dice on his right arm or wrist. Police told that Acosta’s height is 5 feet 9 inches and weight is 200 pounds.

According to Morale’s family, they just want justice for the father who stopped to purchase cigarettes and never came back home.

News Source: www.NBCConnecticut.com

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