Arrest made after nearly yearlong inquiry into fatal Thompson crash

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HARTFORD — Police have made an arrest after a nearly yearlong investigation into a fatal crash.

Connecticut State Police said 50-year-old Penny Ann Woodbury, of Woodstock, was killed Sept. 9 when her motorcycle was hit by a car at the intersection of Dresser Hill Road and Route 197 in Thompson.

Police said the car was at fault and a warrant was issued for the driver.

The driver, 21-year-old Omar Velez, of Charlton, Massachusetts, surrendered at Troop D in Danielson on Thursday.

Velez was charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, failure to obey a stop sign and possession of marijuana.

At his arraignment in Danielson Superior Court Friday, his case was continued to Sept. 19.

It’s unclear if Velez is represented by an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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