Woman Charged in Southington Crash That Killed Man, Injured Woman

A 26-year-old Southington woman accused of driving under the influence and causing the crash that killed one person and seriously injured another has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, as well as other charges.

Police said Krista Pikora, 26, of Southington, was driving a 2014 Jeep Compass west on Center Street at 12:19 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, crossed the center line and hit another car head-on.

Brandon Caron, 30, of Bristol, was driving the vehicle Pikora hit, police said. He was in critical condition when he was brought to Waterbury Hospital and later died, according to police.

Kelly Brennan, 26, of Southington, was a passenger in Caron’s vehicle and was brought to St. Mary’s Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

Pikora also suffered serious injuries, according to police, and the medical records officers obtained indicated that she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.

Pikora has been charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to drive right.

She was held on a $150,000 court-set bond and will appear in court on June 9.

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