Katell Gunning, 34, of Newington, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, evading responsibility and operating with a suspended license after Saturday’s crash in Windsor Locks. Police said additional charges are pending.
Police said Kevin Dutra, 46, of Colchester died in the crash when the Ford F 350 pickup he was driving was hit from behind by a Volkswagen Tiguan driven by Gunning. The pickup was sent across the highway and into the median where it overturned and struck the guard rail. Dutra suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Police said Gunning left the scene of the accident and was found near Exit 44.
Police are still investigating the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call 860-534-1000 and ask for Trooper Gustafson.
She appeared in Enfield Superior Court on Monday and is being held on $75,000 bond. She is due back in court October 31.