Police arrest driver from fatal collision on Laning Street in January

Alyssa Marin

Alyssa Marin

Alyssa Marin, 25, of Hartford turned herself into Southington Police on April 28 at 3:30 p.m. after learning there was an active warrant for her arrest. Marin was processed and charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, unsafe tires, and failure to drive right. She was released on a $5,000 bond and was given a May 11 appearance date in Bristol Superior Court.

The warrant was issued following a Southington Police Department investigation of a fatal collision on Laning Street on Jan. 3, 2015 involving two pedestrians on Laning Street, just west of Doral Lane. Police, fire fighters, and an ambulance were dispatched just before 3 p.m. to respond to an emergency call. A pedestrian, Garrett Costello Sr., died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. Costello’s wife, Cindy, also suffered serious injuries in the collision.

Investigators said in a press release that Marin’s failure to maintain safe tires caused her to lose control of the vehicle due to the inclement weather conditions. She was unable to stay in her lane on the road and was was subsequently involved in the accident. Her vehicle crossed the double yellow line and struck Mr. Costello, who was standing next to the driver side of a 2007 Dodge Caliber that was stopped on the right shoulder. Costello’s car continued west and struck the rear of a 2008 Ford Fusion that was traveling westbound on Laning Street.

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