Stamford Police Arrest Driver in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Stamford police have arrested a driver who struck and killed an 18-year-old pedestrian in Stamford last month.

Police said Wilson Villa-Cabrera, 37, of Ecuador, hit Karina-Tinajero-Arreguin as she was crossing the street in from of Stamford High School on Nov. 5. Police said at the time that Villa-Cabrera did stop on scene and Tinajero-Arreguin was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

On Dec. 17 Villa-Cabrera was arrested and charged with misconduct with a motor vehicle. He was held on a $50,000 bond and his passport was seized. He is currently scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 20.

Police said Villa-Cabrera was charged because he should have had adequate line of sight and road width to prevent him from hitting Tinajero-Arreguin. It does not appear that speed, distracted driving or drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.

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