MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man surrendered to face charges in the deaths of a couple who were struck by a car when they were forced to walk on a Milford street because the sidewalk hadn’t been cleared of snow.
Police say the Tanksi family was walking on the shoulder of the road on Feb. 11 because a blizzard had covered the sidewalk with snow when they were hit. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Tanksi died two days later, and his wife, 51-year-old Brenda Tanksi, died five days after the crash.
Their 21-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries. A fourth relative wasn’t injured.
An arrest warrant was issued for the driver, 31-year-old James Dorso, who faces manslaughter and reckless driving charges.
Police say Dorso turned himself in on Saturday. He was released on $25,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on May 28. A telephone listing for Dorso couldn’t be found.