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