Driver arrested for Waterford crash that killed 2 passengers

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Published: Feb. 18, 2023 at 8:16 AM EST|Updated: May. 8, 2023 at 1:43 PM EDT
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WATERFORD, CT (WFSB) - Police arrested the driver of a car that crashed in Waterford and killed two people over the winter.

Waterford police identified the driver as 22-year-old Robert Sewell of Bloomfield, CO.

The identified the passengers who died as 24-year-old Dylan Richey of Monument, CO, and 23-year-old Bramm Miller of Colorado Springs, CO.

Police said they responded to the one-car crash near Cross and Foster roads around 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 18.

They said the driver of a red Subaru Legacy drove off the road and struck a stone wall where it came to a final rest.

Three men were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, police said. All three were transported to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.

Sewell was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

His two passengers, later identified as Richey and Miller, were pronounced dead, police said.

Cross Road was closed for several hours while police conducted their investigation.

Sewell was charged with second-degree manslaughter, first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, operating without insurance, failure to drive in a proper lane, and operating with a suspended license.

He was released on a $100,000 bond and given a court date of May 18 in New London.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Police asked anyone with information to contact them at 860-442-9451.