Man Charged in Fatal West Hartford Crash

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014  |  Updated 9:03 AM EDT
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Man Charged in Fatal West Hartford Crash

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Jeffrey Schiavone has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a 93-year-old woman.

A West Hartford man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a crash last year that killed a 93-year-old woman in 2013.

Police said Jeffrey Schiavone, 38, of West Hartford, crossed the center lines on Fern Street around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and hit the car Helen Mehlman, 93, was a passenger in.

The crash happened at the crest of a hill and it appeared that neither driver had a chance to stop, police said at the time.

Mehlman, who lived in an assisted living community on Hamilton Heights, was severely injured in the crash and succumbed to her injuries, police said.

Police investigated and arrested Schiavone on March 6. He has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and misconduct with a motor vehicle. Bond was set at $100,000.

He is due in court on March 20.
 

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