Woman charged with DUI, manslaughter in head-on Southington crash that left 1 dead

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PIKORA, Krista Mugshot 06.09.16SOUTHINGTON–An arrest has been made more than one month after a head-on collision left a man dead.

On April 30 around 12:19 a.m. two cars heading in opposite directions in West Center Street, near the intersection of Summit Street, collided head-on.

Brandon Caron, 30, of Bristol, was driving a 2009 Kia Spectra eastbound, while Krista Pikora, 26, of Southington, was driving a 2014 Jeep Compass westbound.

Caron was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and later died from his injuries. Pikora was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and a passenger in Caron’s car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries as well.

On June 9 Pikora turned herself in on charges of driving under the influence, manslaughter in the second degree with a motor vehicle, assault in the second degree with a motor vehicle, reckless driving and failure to drive right. She is being held on a $150,000 bond.