Showtime Boxer Dies in Early Morning Crash in Connecticut

January 15, 2018 Updated: January 15, 2018

A rising boxer from Connecticut died on Sunday morning in a car crash on Jan. 14, according to reports.

Showtime Boxing tweeted: “Our thoughts are with #ShoBox warrior Luis Rosa Jr.’s family, friends & boxing community after hearing of his passing from a car accident this morning.”

Police responded to calls of a crash near the intersection of Baker Street and Meloy Road around 2:13 a.m., Fox61 reported.

Police said that Rosa, 26, died, and two others are in critical condition.

Joseph Rodriguez, president of the Puerto Rican Festival of New Haven, posted on Facebook: “Today, we are a community in mourning. We have lost a talented young man, un orgullo boricua, Luis ‘KO’ Rosa. Luis was a rising star who was often seen jogging with pride on Grand Avenue or standing tall in the middle of the ring. He was a familiar face to so many in our New Haven community and beyond. On behalf of our PRU Board of Directors and larger community, I extend our deepest sympathy and support to the family.”

Investigators said that a Honda that was traveling south on a road in West Haven crossed over into the northbound lane, hitting an Acura driving north, NBC Connecticut reported.

The crash is still under investigation.


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