Arrest made in September 2015 fatal crash

Omar Velez (Photo provided by Connecticut State Police)

THOMPSON, Conn. (WTNH) — State police have made an arrest in a fatal motorcycle accident from September 2015.

On September 9, 2015, state police say a car versus motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Dresser Hill Road and Route 197 in Thompson. Police say the motorcyclist, 50-year-old Penny Ann Woodbury of Woodstock died in the crash.

The year-long investigation ended when the driver of the car, 21-year-old Omar Velez of Massachusetts turned himself in.

Velez is charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, failure to obey a stop sign and possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana. He was arraigned in court on Friday where he posted bond. He is due back in court on September 19.

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