LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A Rhode Island man is charged with manslaughter and evading responsibility in connection with a car crash in western Connecticut that killed a retired teacher.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Cable of West Warwick, R.I., was arraigned Tuesday in Bantam Superior Court after being extradited from Rhode Island. He’s charged in an April 27 head-on crash on Route 7 in New Milford that killed 65-year-old Jane Ryan of New Preston.

Cable, a former New Milford resident, posted $75,000 bail.

His lawyer, Kevin Smith, says his client wasn’t trying to avoid arrest and has been in communication with New Milford police. Smith says Cable was injured and disoriented when he walked away from the crash.

Ryan taught English at Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton. She was married with four adult daughters.

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