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May 23, 2014

Conn. woman charged in crash that killed medic

Police say she was drunk and speeding when her car crossed the center line

The Associated Press

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — West Hartford police have charged a 33-year-old woman with manslaughter and drunken driving in connection with a head-on car crash that killed a paramedic in March.

Authorities say Karen Torres of New Britain had a blood-alcohol content of .212 — more than twice the legal limit — and was driving 55 mph in a 30 mph zone when she crashed into Donavan Alden’s car. She was arrested Thursday and released on a $75,000 bond.

Police say Alden, of Avon, was driving to his job as a paramedic with American Medical Response when the accident happened. He was 32.

A message seeking comment was left Friday at a phone listing for Torres. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer.

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She’s scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court on June 5.

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