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East Haven – Sentence For Fatal Hit-And-Run

A man was sentenced in East Haven last Tuesday for a fatal pedestrian incident.

35-year-old Edward Santomassimo of North High Street was just sentenced to more than four years in prison in connection to a 2016 incident where he hit and killed a pedestrian. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on December 3, 2016, 59-year-old Lynn Travisano of Michael Street was crossing Foxon Road (Route 80) in front of Citgo Gas Station when she was hit by a Chevy Silverado pickup truck driven by Santomassimo. She sustained serious injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital a few minutes after 9:00 p.m. Instead of staying at the scene, Santomassimo fled the area. A police cruiser that happened to be in the area was able to record footage of the escaping truck. This lead to the arrest of Santomassimo that same evening.

The circumstances in this case, as well as the fact that state laws are very strict when it comes to protecting pedestrian safety, prove how authorities always show diligence when it comes to investigating road-related incidents. It pays to take note of this and other similar cases because they inform us of our rights and legal options as motorists and pedestrians.

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