Suffield Police on Friday arrested a man from Windsor Locks who they said was responsible for a fatal hit and run crash in their town on October 23.
Frederick Seymour, 58, of Windsor Locks, has been charged with evading responsibility in a fatal or serious injury accident and operating a motor vehicle while suspended. He was being held in lieu of $ 750,000 bail pending his arraignment in superior court on Monday.
Police say the investigation is continuing and additional charges may be laid.
On October 25, police identified the victim as Meghan Voisine, 20, a 2019 graduate of Suffield High School and a student at the University of Connecticut.
Emergency personnel were called to the intersection of Thrall Avenue and Route 159 at approximately 10:30 p.m. on October 23 in response to an accident involving a pedestrian. Responders attempted to save Voisine, but she succumbed to her injuries at the scene, officials said at the time.
UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz last week described Voisine as an active and enthusiastic member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the student organization Women in Business, which was highly regarded by her classmates. and his teachers.
According to court documents online, Seymour was found guilty in Enfield Superior Court on September 14 for non-appearance and sentenced to six months in prison with a suspended sentence and a one-year conditional discharge. He also received an absolute discharge on the same date after pleading guilty to unlawful driving of a motor vehicle while suspended on December 27, 2019. However, there is no indication as to why Seymour’s driver’s license was suspended in the first place.
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