BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say a driver is facing charges after he sped off during a traffic stop and slammed into a car, killing another motorist.
Police say 21-year-old Joseph Guzman-Rivera was stopped by state police on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport on Thursday. When asked to move to the shoulder, police say Guzman-Rivera sped off and exited the highway.
Police say his car first hit another vehicle, killing the female driver, identified as 63-year-old Susan Tomczk, of Bridgeport, then careened into a pedestrian and another person. The pedestrians sustained injuries not considered life-threatening.
Police say Guzman-Rivera ran off and was later arrested at a home that wasn’t his.
Guzman-Rivera faces charges that include interfering with an officer and possession of illegal drugs. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.