Woman Accused in Fatal Hamden Bus Stop Crash Faces Judge

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The woman who police say drove into a bus stop in Hamden, killing one man and seriously injuring another appeared in court on Friday.

Investigators said 31-year-old Pinky McBurrows, of Ansonia, was driving a vehicle north on Dixwell Avenue on Feb. 13 when she crossed the southbound lanes and hit a bus stop enclosure.

There were two men at the bus stop at the time. Both were rushed to the hospital, where one of the victims, 57-year-old Maurice Messier, was pronounced dead.

Immediately after the crash, McBurrows ran from her vehicle and was quickly apprehended by officers, police said.

McBurrows is facing charges including reckless driving, evading responsibility, operating without a license and failure to drive in the proper lane. Police said she could face additional charges.

McBurrows appeared without an attorney on Friday. She asked the judge for six weeks to hire a lawyer and the judge granted that request.

She will be back in court on April 13.

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