Connecticut State Police

Woman Charged in Deadly Hamden Crash

A Middletown woman is facing charges in a deadly crash involving a mobility scooter in May.

Police said 74-year-old Robert Sheard, of Hamden, was crossing Dixwell Avenue on his mobility scooter in from of the Miller Memorial Library on May 26 when he was hit by a vehicle. Sheard was ejected off of his scooter.

According to police, Sheard was not in the crosswalk when the collision occurred. He was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The driver, 69-year-old Rosemary Kaliscak, was arrested Wednesday and charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and failure to exercise reasonable care near a vulnerable user on a public way. She was held in lieu of a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on November 26.

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