PD: Man charged in deadly Newtown crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

PD: Man charged in deadly Newtown crash

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Michael Vitti (CT State Police) Michael Vitti (CT State Police)

A Sandy Hook man is facing charges in a deadly crash that happened in May last year.

Connecticut State Police said 64-year-old Gerard Mauskapf had pulled over to the right shoulder on I-84 east near the exit 11 ramp.

When he exited his car, he was hit by a car being driven by 18-year-old Michael Vitti.

Police said it was determined that Vitti was distracted when this happened, however, it was not by a cell phone.

He was arrested and charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, failure to drive in proper lane, and distracted driving.

He’s expected to appear in court on March 20.

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