Suspect Accused of Hitting Family with Car Surrenders

Sunday, May 5, 2013  |  Updated 4:05 PM EDT
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Suspect Accused of Hitting Family with Car Surrenders

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

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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.
 

Associated Press/NBC Connecticut

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