Suspect Accused of Hitting Family with Car Surrenders

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    James Dorso II of Milford was arrested for running over husband and wife, Kevin and Brenda Tanski with his Ford Explorer on February 11th.

    Police say a man surrendered to face charges in the deaths of a couple who were struck by a car when they were forced to walk on a Milford street because the sidewalk hadn't been cleared of snow.

    Police say the Tanksi family was walking on the shoulder of the road on Feb. 11 because a blizzard had covered the sidewalk with snow when they were hit. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Tanksi died two days later, and his wife, 51-year-old Brenda Tanksi, died five days after the crash.

    Their 21-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries. A fourth relative wasn't injured. An arrest warrant was issued for the driver, 31-year-old James Dorso, who faces manslaughter and reckless driving charges.

    Police say Dorso turned himself in on Saturday. He was released on $25,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on May 28. A telephone listing for Dorso couldn't be found.

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