Stanford Police say the person responsible for a pedestrian accident that died months ago has turned himself in.
Shelton’s 26-year-old Alec Ward stood before Judge Gary White on Monday.
Ward turned himself in to Stamford Police early Monday morning and was held on $50,000 bail.
According to police, Ward was seen at the light at the exit 9 south ramp of I-95 on East Main Street in the early hours of March 23. Old Elena Laos.
“She was right in front of him when he hit her,” said the sergeant. Jeffrey Booth.
Police said Ward was neither drunk nor on the phone. They say he never met her.
“When the lights turned blue, he went and hit her, hit her, and she was knocked to the ground,” Booth said.
Police said Ward remained at the scene and tried to help Laos. Ward’s attorney says his client, a hardworking father of his three children with no criminal record, deeply sympathizes with his actions.
“It is a tragic situation and Mr. Ward and his family sympathize with the victim’s family in this matter,” Ward’s attorney Vincent North said.
Police want to remind drivers that pedestrians have priority.
“We’re trying to get the message across: ‘Listen, pedestrians have a lot of protection in the law,'” Booth said.
Ward is scheduled to return to court on September 26 with an appointment to appear.
Police say Ward’s car was not registered.
The victim’s family declined to comment.