Southington Police arrest driver in fatal crash

Krista Pikora

Krista Pikora

Southington police arrested the driver in a fatal accident on April 30, 2016. This morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Krista M. Pikora, 26, of Southington turned herself into police after learning about a warrant for her arrest.

The warrant is a result of an investigation of a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred just after midnight on April 30 on West Center Street. The warrant alleges that Pikora was operating her 2014 Jeep Compass in the westbound lane of West Center Street, when she crossed the center line and struck a 2009 Kia Spectra head on in the eastbound lane.

Brandon Caron, the driver of the eastbound vehicle, was transported to Waterbury Hospital in critical condition and later died from injuries sustained in the crash. Kelly Brennan, the right front passenger in Caron’s vehicle, was also transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Medical records obtained by investigators indicated that Pikora was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the accident.

Pikora was arrested and charged with second degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, second degree assault with a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, and failure to drive right. She was processed and held on a $150,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on June 9.

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