A Hartford man has been arrested on charges stemming from a deadly auto accident. The driver, David Medina of Whitmore Street, was driving at over 100 mph when he slammed into another vehicle. After crashing into the victims’ Toyota Corolla Medina’s vehicle flipped onto its roof. Medina then crawled out of his car and fled the scene.
The accident took place at Park Street and Bartholomew Avenue in Hartford.
The driver of the Toyota later died from injuries he sustained in the crash. Medina has been charged with reckless driving, evading, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree murder and other charges.
Medina was served the arrest warrant the Superior Court in Harford. His bail has been set at more than $800,000 and at the time of this report he remained in police custody.
After fleeing the scene of the accident Medina broke into a nearby apartment. A woman in the apartment told police that he stood in her home “in a daze”.
The staff and attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Marco Penaranda, the man who lost his life in the tragic accident.