19-year-old NJ woman charged with DUI in fatal Conn. crash
ABERDEEN — A 19-year-old Aberdeen woman is facing charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence in a crash that killed a 59-year-old man in Connecticut last October.
Erica S. Weinman was taken into custody on Oct. 14, after police in Connecticut issued a warrant for her arrest. According to Connecticut State Police, the crash took place on Oct. 25, 2015. Troopers from Southbury responded to I-84 westbound at about 10 p.m. for a report of a two-car motor vehicle crash near the South Street Bridge overpass in Middlebury, Conn.
When police arrived, they found a Ford Escape and a Porsche Cayman stopped in the left lane of the roadway. The driver of the Porsche, identified in Marlboro Patch as Kevin J. Klein, was fatally injured. The passenger, Susan Anthony-Klein, 55, was transported to Waterbuy Hospital in Connecticut for evaluation. Weinman, who was driving the Ford Escape, was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for injuries.
During the course of an investigation, troopers determined that the New Jersey woman was driving eastbound in the left lane when her car exited the roadway, crossed the center median and struck the Porsche, which was traveling in the westbound lanes of I-84. Following the collision, the Porsche overturned and came to a stop on its roof.
Following a year-long investigation, a warrant was issued for Weinman's arrest. She was processed and transported to Monmouth County Jail, where she was later released after posting $100,000 bond pending a future court date.
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