Family: Medical condition caused river crash

BRIDGEPORT - The family of a man whose car plunged into the icy waters of the Pequonnock River in Bridgeport over the weekend believes a medical condition may have led to the crash.

A nearby surveillance camera was rolling as 40-year-old Jose Arita drove down Lindley Street, went through a gate, down an embankment and flipped into the water at 3:30 Sunday morning.

The car was discovered by a passing motorist. When rescue crews arrived at the scene, Arita was already dead.

Arita's family says he suffered from diabetes. They believe his condition caused him to lose control of his car.

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