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Driver Charged in Connection With Stamford Fatal Crash Fell Asleep: Cops

The man charged in connection with a crash that killed a woman in Stamford after her family’s food truck broke down appears to have fallen asleep behind the wheel, police said.

Victor Medina-Fajardo, 32, of Stamford, was behind the wheel of a 2003 Ford Explorer, heading south on Hope Street, around 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 when he crossed over the double yellow line and hit Angela Lopez-Acosta, 34, of Stamford, and her husband, Rafael Acosta-Escobar, 27, police said.

Rafael Acosta-Escobar was filling the gas tank after the food truck broke down and Lopez-Acosta was standing by his side, police said.

An ambulance transported Lopez-Acosta to Stamford Hospital’s trauma room and she succumbed to her injuries later that morning.

Medina-Fajardo turned himself in to police this morning and was charged him with misconduct with a motor vehicle.

He was held on $25,000 bond and will appear in court this morning.

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