Police, States Attorney Considering Upgraded Charges In Delivery Van Crash

Authorities are now considering more serious charges in a grocery store delivery van crash, now that a pedestrian who was hit has died.

The crash took place July 11.  Eighty-three year-old Maria Santos has died Wednesday.

Hartford Police Sergeant Glendaly Garcia says the new charges could include manslaughter with a motor vehicle, but that would have to be approved by the states attorney’s office, and a final decision has not been made yet.

Police are meeting with the states attorney.

Victor Morales was backing out of a parking area at the C-Town on Park Street, when he struck the woman.

She suffered massive injuries, underwent several surgeries, and was awaiting another operation at the time of her death, according to a family attorney.

Morales allegedly ran from the scene of the crash, but returned and spoke to police about a half an hour later.

Morales has been released on bond.  He is wearing a G-P-S unit from Immigration and Customs Enforcement because of questions about his immigration status.

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