The Southington Police Department has an arrest warrant for a Plainville man in connection with the fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Queen Street in Southington on February 12.
The warrant charges Edward Fascendini, 46, of Plainville, with misconduct with a motor vehicle and three counts of evading responsibility.
Police allege that on February 12, Fascendini was operating a white Dodge pickup truck, heading north on Queen Street, when he struck three pedestrians who were walking southbound along the shoulder of the roadway.
After the impact, Fascendini allegedly left the scene, continuing north on Queen Street.
The Southington Police Department Accident Investigation Team, the Southington Police Detective Division, the Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad and the State of Connecticut Forensic Science Lab were all involved in the investigation and were able to forensically link Fascendini’s vehicle to this accident. Additional information was also obtained through an informational checkpoint that was conducted by the Southington Police Department the night after the accident.
Yan qiao “Joanne” Chen, 23, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Hong “Rita” Yang, 23, and Liu “Emily” Huai, 23, were both injured during the accident. Yang and Huai have both been released from the hospital and are recovering.
Fascendini is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges and will be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on May 9.
This continues to be an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Southington Police Department at (860) 621-0101, officer Timothy Wilk at (860)378-1600 ext. 2352 or twilk @southingtonpolice.org.