Alyssa Santos was arrested in connection with a deadly crash. (Newington Police Department)
NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) -
A fifth-grade teacher accused of hitting and killing a man in Newington appeared in court on Thursday morning.
Police say 26-year-old Alyssa Santos hit a person with her car on Cedar Street in February. According to police, Santos did not obey a traffic signal and then hit 63-year-old Walter Arnett, of Newington. Police said Arnett later died from injuries suffered in the crash.
Enfield Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey A. Schumann said Santos is an elementary teacher at Prudence Crandall School, who just completed her second year. Schumann said Santos was an "excellent young teacher" and was "learning skills very well."
Santos is expected back at Prudence Crandall School for the start of the school year. Schumann said she will not face any disciplinary action due to the crash.
Schumann said "this just seems to be a tragic accident, just a tragic situation."
Santos was charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and failure to obey traffic control signal. She was released a $10,000 bond.
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