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1/3/2019 - 01/03/19 Negligent Homicide with a Motor Vehicle
January 3, 2019
Captain Ronald Smith
On July 20, 2018 Hamden Police responded to the report of a “pedestrian struck” on Dixwell Avenue, in the vicinity of Old Dixwell Avenue.
Investigation revealed that Kristin Wilczynski, 50, of North Haven was attempting to cross the street, when she was struck by a motor vehicle that was driven by Courtney Bothwell, 28, of North Haven. Bothwell was traveling southbound on Dixwell Avenue and was merging onto Old Dixwell Avenue when the accident occurred.
Hamden Police and Hamden Fire Department personnel rendered medical assistance. Wilczynski was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she died shortly thereafter.
Officer Kevin Hall conducted an extensive investigation, which led to the application of an arrest warrant for Bothwell. The court approved the arrest warrant application.
On January 2nd Hamden Police arrested Courtney Bothwell. She was charged with Negligent Homicide with a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Exercise Due Care to avoid Colliding with a Pedestrian and Distracted Driving/Not Cell. Bothwell, who was released on a written promise to appear, is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on January 14th.