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Documentary Investigates 'Collision Course' Of Driver And Officer In Fatal Police Shooting

In April, 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz was driving in Wethersfield, Connecticut, on the way to dinner with his girlfriend. But he was stopped by police. He fled. The pursuit ended when an officer fatally shot Vega Cruz, known as "Chulo" to family and friends. 

This hour, we sit down with reporter, Vanessa de la Torre. She is the supervising producer of Collision Course, a new Connecticut Public documentary.

The film takes a closer look at this case and the two lives that intersected that day, a police officer and teenage driver.

Have you seen the documentary? We want to hear from you. 

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  • Vanessa de la Torre - Reporter and supervising producer for Collision Course, a new documentary from Connecticut Public (@vdelatorre)
  • Greg Brown -  Family friend of Anthony “Chulo” Jose Vega Cruz
  • State Senator Gary Winfield - represents New Haven and West Haven, and Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee in Connecticut General Assembly (@10SDDem

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.
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