Uncle Charged in Connection With Crash That Killed Teen

The crash happened on Dixwell Avenue at Lexington Street.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014  |  Updated 2:18 PM EDT
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Uncle Charged in Crash That Killed Teen

Hamden Police

Keron Troutman has been charged in connection with the crash that killed his nephew.

Police have charged a Hamden man in connection with the crash that killed his nephew, a Hamden High School student last September.

Tyseem Troutman, a 15-year-old boy who had recently moved from North Carolina to Connecticut, was killed in a crash in the vicinity of 1384 Dixwell Avenue on September 5, 2013,.

On April 8, Hamden Police arrested Keron Troutman, 28, of Hamden, after an extensive investigation.

Keron Troutman, Tyseem's uncle, was charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, traveling unreasonably fast, failure to drive in proper lane, following too close and operating without insurance.

When the crash happened,  Tyseem Troutman was in a Volkswagen with a then-27-year-old Hamden man who suffered facial injuries in the crash, police said at the time.

Store surveillance video caught the violent collision and witnesses said it happened when the Volkswagen driver tried to pass other vehicles and drive over the centerline.

It was the second crash to kill a Hamden High School student in a month.

Keron Troutman was released on a written promise to appear and was scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on April 22.

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