Milford Policeman Rejects Plea Deal in Fatal Crash, Case to Go to Trial

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MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The lawyer for a former Milford police officer accused of causing a car crash that took the lives of two teenagers says efforts to reach a plea bargain have broken down and the case is headed to trial.

The lawyer for Jason Anderson said after a hearing Tuesday that talks with prosecutors were “not close at all” after months of negotiations. No trial date was scheduled.

Prosecutors tell The New Haven Register they made an offer that was rejected. They did not disclose details.

Authorities say Anderson was driving his cruiser 94 miles per hour without its emergency lights or sirens on when he crashed into another car in June 2009.

Ashlie Krakowski and David Servin, both 19 of Orange, were killed.

Anderson faces two second-degree manslaughter counts.
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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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