Man charged in connection to East Hartford crash that killed 8-year-old

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MANCHESTER–A suspect appeared in court on Wednesday after being arrested in connection to a hit-and-run that left an 8-year-old dead.Joel Oviedo-Garcia

On April 16 two cars crashed on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford, and Carlos Hernandez, 8, who was walking home from the park, was hit with one of the cars. He died the following day from his injuries.

On Wednesday, Joel Oviedo-Garcia was arraigned in Manchester court. He was arrested on May 29, and was charged with negligent homicide and traveling too fast for conditions. He was released on $20,000 bond and is next due in court on July 27.

east hartford memorial 2Also, Hawa Pabai, who was allegedly driving the other car involved in the incident, was arrested on the day of the crash and charged with evading responsibility in a crash that resulted in death, as well as operating a motor vehicle without a license. She was arraigned in May and released on a $5,000 bond.

This was not the first fatal accident on that street. In 2011, two bicyclists were killed in crashes just months apart.