Man Charged In Connection With West Hartford Fatal Crash

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Jeffrey Schiavone (West Hartford Police Department)

WEST HARTFORD — A man has been arrested in connection with a car crash that killed a 93-year-old woman last March, police said.

Jeffrey Schiavone, 38, was charged Thursday with negligent homicide and misconduct with a motor vehicle. He was held with bail set at $100,000.

According to police, Schiavone was the driver of the car that crossed the center lines on Fern Street and crashed into a car carrying 93-year-old Helen Mehlman on March 9, 2013.

Mehlman was severely injured in the crash and was taken to Hartford Hospital, where she died just over a week later.

Several other people were in the car at the time of the crash, but survived.

The accident was the first fatal crash on a West Hartford road since October 2009, according to police.

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  • Dina

    I am very happy that there has been a little justice for our grandmother. Let’s hope that this dangerous person doesn’t just walk away with a slap on the wrist.