Hartford – Prison Sentence In Hit-And-Run Case
A motorist accused of killing a pedestrian in Hartford has just been sentenced to prison.
At approximately 10:45 p.m. on September 5, 2018, 47-year-old Chante Tucker was arguing with another person when she began to cross Albany Avenue. At this point, she was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Kayvon Cook. Tucker’s companion, reportedly her then-boyfriend, just left the scene. Cook immediately stopped, but then fled the area after a brief discussion with his three passengers. He was eventually apprehended and charged with evading responsibility. A Hartford Superior Court sentenced Cook to at least 44 months in prison, followed by three years of probation.
Based on available evidence, the suspect did not exhibit reckless driving when the crash occurred — the victim crossed the roadway without warning. Still, hit-and-run is a serious violation, and strong penalties are automatically imposed on offenders. The legal ramifications of road incidents can vary widely, so victims are always advised to seek legal guidance so that they can be accurately informed of their rights and options.
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