HADDAM, Conn. — The suspect of a hit-and-run crash that led to the death of a teenage girl over the summer has been arrested, Connecticut State Police announced Monday.
Thomas Cretella, 27, of Haddam, was arrested and charged with negligent homicide, evading responsibility, and illegal passing. He was issued a $250,000 bond.
Police said the charges stem from a crash on July 29, where a 14-year-old girl was riding her bicycle southbound on Route 81 in the Higganum section of Haddam. She was struck by a vehicle headed in the same direction and she later died of her injuries.
The teenager has not been identified by police.
Cretella turned himself in at 6 a.m. on Monday to the CSP barracks in Westbrook. He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday.
Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Have a story idea or something on your mind you want to share? We want to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
HERE ARE MORE WAYS TO GET FOX61 NEWS
Download the FOX61 News APP
iTunes: Click here to download
Google Play: Click here to download
Stream Live on ROKU: Add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching FOX61.
Steam Live on FIRE TV: Search ‘FOX61’ and click ‘Get’ to download.