Police Charge Truck Driver in Connection With Fatal Route 8 Crash

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    A tractor trailer (in the distance on the right), hit and killed a DOT worker on Route 8 in Waterbury Thursday afternoon.

    State police have charged a truck driver from Wisconsin in connection with a crash that killed a state Department of Transportation employee on Route 8 in Waterbury in March 2012.

    Daniel Dinardi, a 41-year old DOT general supervisor from Rocky Hill, was picking up debris on Route 8 North on March 22, 2012, when he was hit by the truck, according to police.

    DOT Worker Killed On Route 8

    [HAR] DOT Worker Killed On Route 8
    Daniel Dinardi was clearing debris from the highway on Route 8 in Waterbury, when he was struck and killed by a tractor trailor.

    His DOT truck was parked on the shoulder of the road and the emergency lights were flashing, according to police.

    After the crash, police said the truck driver was cooperating and the preliminary indication was that this was an accident.

    However, state police charged Gina Davies, 48, of Janesville, Wisconsin, on Wednesday morning.

    Charges files against Davies include violation of the maximum driving hours allowed, false statements regarding Chfa documents, failure to drive in proper lane, interfering with an officer and misconduct with a motor vehicle, according to state police.

    Davies was held on $4,000 bond and was brought to Waterbury Superior Court for arraignment.