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Prosecutors drop misconduct charge after fatal crash

March 15, 2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a vehicle misconduct charge filed against a driver who struck and killed a hospital employee as she stood on a sidewalk in Connecticut two years ago.

Agnese Izzo’s attorney tells the New Haven Register it was proper to have the charge dropped because the crash was an accident and there was “no evidence of a crime.”

Izzo has pleaded no contest to negligent homicide, following too closely, failure to yield to a pedestrian and traveling unreasonably fast. Sentencing is scheduled for May 17.

Police say Izzo was traveling 13 mph above the 25 mph speed limit when she hit and killed 42-year-old Melissa Tancredi in January 2017.

Police have said Izzo was in a left turn only lane but continued straight and onto the sidewalk.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com