Driver in fatal New Hampshire crash accused of stalking victim’s wife

Authorities say Catrina Costello, 38, was driving drunk when she hit a couple — killing a man — and then left the scene.

Catrina Costello, 38, is accused of running over her two elderly neighbors in Seabrook Wednesday.
Catrina Costello, 38, is accused of running over her two neighbors in Seabrook Wednesday. –Google Maps

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire say a man walking his dog with his wife was struck and killed by a car driven by a woman who had been accused of stalking his wife.

Stephen and Erin VanDalinda and their dog were hit Wednesday night. Stephen VanDalinda, who was 64, died, and his 61-year-old wife is hospitalized with serious injuries.

The attorney general’s office on Thursday announced the arrest of 38-year-old Catrina Costello. Authorities say she was driving drunk when she hit the couple and then left the scene. She faces nine charges, including felony assault and driving while intoxicated. She’s also charged with violating a protective issued last year prohibiting her from having any contact with Erin VanDalinda, stalking or abusing her or her relatives or coming within 50 feet of her animals.

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A phone number for Costello wasn’t available.