Officials say a vehicle being operated by 19-year-old Michael Vitti fatally struck Mauskapf.
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Troopers say an investigation revealed Vitti was distracted while operating the vehicle and traveled into the shoulder of the road leading up to the collision.
Vitti turned himself in to State Police in Southbury on Monday and is facing charges of Negligent Homicide with a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Drive in the Proper Lane, and Distracted Driving.
He is being held on a $1,500 bond and is set to appear in court on March 20.