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Not Guilty Plea In WCSU Hit-and-run

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Western Connecticut State University seal.

Western Connecticut State University seal.

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A 22-year-old Western Connecticut State University student has pleaded not guilty in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed another student in November.

The News-Times of Danbury reports ( ) that Eugene Robinson of New Britain pleaded not guilty to evading responsibility Wednesday in Danbury Superior Court. His case was continued to March 7 and he remains free on $10,000 bail.

Nineteen-year-old Dong Lin of Brookfield died in the accident at the Danbury university. Witnesses said Robinson didn’t appear to be speeding and Lin may not have been paying attention to the road.

Police say Robinson told them he had no time to react to avoid Lin and he drove off because he panicked. Robinson’s lawyer says his client is “blameless” for the accident, but faces prosecution for what happened afterward.

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