Fairfield man arrested for crash that killed cousin

TRUMBULL – A Fairfield man was arrested Wednesday and charged with causing the crash that killed his cousin last year.

Police said Christopher Belletzkie, 22, had a blood/alcohol level of .191, more than twice the legal limit of .08, when he crashed his car on Route 8 in Trumbull last September killing Adam Ndreu.

Belletzkie was charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle and operating under the influence. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

According to State Police, shortly after 2 a.m. on Sept. 29, officers responded to a crash southbound on the Route 8 exit ramp to the Merritt Parkway. When they got there they found a 1997 Pontiac Firebird on its roof in the grassy area off the side of the roadway.

State Police said Belletzkie, the driver of the car, was found lying on his back by the front of the car bleeding from a head wound. Police said when they questioned him they could smell alcohol on his breath. He was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital for treatment.

Ndreu, 30, was found lying on his stomach behind the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a case of Busch beer cans, both empty and full, were scattered about the outside of the car.

Daniel Tepfer