Winter storm warning: The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the state Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.  Stay with WTIC NewsTalk 1080 for the latest forecast, and for traffic problems resulting from the weather. Read More

Local News

Upgraded Charges Against Driver In Fatal Hit And Run; Police Say His Blood Alcohol Was 3x Legal Limit

View Comments
Israel Gonzalez (Courtesy Meriden Police)

Israel Gonzalez (Courtesy Meriden Police)

Charges have been upgraded against a man who Meriden police say slammed his vehicle into that of a family, leaving two children dead and several others seriously injured.

Police say Israel Gonzalez now faces two counts of manslaughter with a motor vehicle, along with three counts assault with a motor vehicle and operating under the influence.

Authorities say the 29-year-old had an elevated blood alcohol level three times the legal limit early Sunday morning when he struck a car on Broad Street and Gale Avenue.

Killed were five-year-old Tatiana Cruz and her eight-year-old brother Lorenzo.

Their 12-year-old stepbrother Alejandro Schoder and parrents were also injured.

Gonzalez is already behind bars on evading and other offenses tied to the crash.

Bond has been set at $1 million.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 880 other followers