Milford Police Officer Charged in Fatal Hamden Crash

Police have arrested a Milford police officer in connection with a fatal crash in Hamden in July.

Kristin Wilczynski, 50, of North Haven, was trying to cross Dixwell Avenue, near Old Dixwell Avenue, when she was struck by a motor vehicle on July 20 and died soon after she was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to police.

Police said Courtney Bothwell, 28, of North Haven, was driving the car that hit Wilczynski.

On Wednesday, police arrested Bothwell, who has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, failure to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian and distracted driving/not cell.

Milford police said Bothwell is a Milford police officer.

“Any time one of our officers is involved in an off-duty incident, an investigation is undertaken by the internal affairs division,” Milford police said in a statement. “This incident is under investigation.”

She was released on a written promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Jan 14.

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