Massachusetts Man Arrested for Fatal Motorcycle-Car Crash in Thompson

A Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a fatal motorcycle and car crash in Thompson that happened almost a year ago, police said

Omar Velez, 21, was arrested in connection with the death of a motorcyclist, plus additional marijuana and traffic charges. 

State police received calls of a motor vehicle crash crash at the intersection of Dresser Hill Road and Route 197, officials said. 

Motorcyclist Penny Ann Woodbury, 50, of Woodstock died as a result of the crash. 

After learning of a warrant out for his arrest, Velez surrendered himself to Connecticut State Police, troopers said. 

Velez was charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and failure to obey a stop sign.

His bond was set at $75,000

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