Suspect in Wrong-Way Fatal Crash Charged | NBC Connecticut

Suspect in Wrong-Way Fatal Crash Charged

A Ashford woman was pronounced dead at the scene.



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    State police have charged a Hartford woman in connection with a crash that killed an Ashford woman over Labor Day weekend last year.

    Giselle Garcia, 32, has been charged in a head-on collision that happened on Interstate 84 West in Vernon early on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

    Police said Garcia was driving a 2004 Infinity G53 that collided with a vehicle operated by Jeanne
    Krapf, 52, of Ashford under the Exit 65 overpass, police said.

    Krapf was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Garcia was transported to Hartford Hospital via Life Star.

    State Police Troops H and C said they received multiple calls to report a wrong-way driver in the HOV lane on I-84 Westbound in Vernon, police said.

    Garcia was charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving the wrong way on a divided highway and second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle.

    She turned herself in on a warrant today and was taken into custody. She was released on a $25,000 cash bond and is due in Rockville Superior Court on Sept. 11.