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Woman charged in fatal scooter crash held on $200,000 bond

July 29, 2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a driver charged with striking and killing an 18-year-old man riding a scooter and then leaving the scene was intoxicated at the time.

Judy Gomez was held on $200,000 bond during a court appearance Monday on a charge of evading responsibility in connection with Friday’s collision in New Haven. Prosecutors say they expect to charge the 55-year-old East Haven woman with vehicular manslaughter.

Christopher Franco, who just graduated from Common Ground High School, was killed. A 15-year-old boy, whose name wasn’t released, was also on the scooter and was seriously injured.

Police say Gomez’s car struck the scooter at around 10:30 p.m. Friday. A good Samaritan followed her until police caught up.

It’s not clear who is representing Gomez.

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