Second Driver in Crash That Killed Boy, 8, Charged With Negligent Homicide: East Hartford Police

Police have charged a 23-year-old driver with negligent homicide in the crash in East Hartford that killed an 8-year-old boy in April.

Joel Oviedo-Garcia, 23, of Hartford, turned himself into police Friday on a warrant that the department's accident reconstruction team obtained and was arrested in connection to the crash that killed Carlos Hernandez near 285 Burnside Avenue in East Hartford at 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, April 16.

Another driver involved in the two-car crash, Hawa Pabai, was charged with evading responsibility in toward the beginning of the month in connection to the crash, police said.

Hernandez was struck in the crash and taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries.

Police charged Oviedo-Garcia with negligent homicide and traveling too fast for conditions. Oviedo-Garcia was released from custody after posting a $20,000 court-set bond and is scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court on June 17.

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