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Norwich Man Charged in Connection With 2023 Pedestrian Fatality in Jewett City

On 09/22/2023, at approximately 7:50 p.m., on North Main Street, in the Borough of Jewett City, a black Subaru WRX bearing a Connecticut Registration struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The vehicle fled from the scene. The female pedestrian was subsequently pronounced deceased as a result of her injuries.

The accused operator of the Subaru WRX, identified as Curt Rivard, Jr,, DOB 06/02/1989, of Norwich, was located a short time after the collision, arrested, and charged with C.G.S. 14-224(a)* Evading Responsibility; and C.G.S. 14- Operating Under the Influence.

Following an extensive investigation of the fatal collision, an arrest warrant for Curt Rivard, Jr., was applied for and granted.

On 04/30/2024, Curt Rivard, Jr., who is in the custody of the CT Department of Correction, was transported to Norwich Superior Court for a scheduled court appearance and arrested on the strength of an active arrest warrant for the following additional charges in connection with this investigation:

C.G.S. 53a-63b, Manslaughter in the Second Degree

C.G.S. 53a-63, Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree

C.G.S. 14-222, Reckless Driving

C.G.S. 14-218a, Traveling Unreasonably Fast

C.G.S. 14-236, Failure to Drive in Proper Lane

C.G.S. 14-300d, Failure to Exercise Due Care to Avoid Pedestrian

Rivard, Jr., was a held on a court set $100,000 cash/surety bond and transferred to the custody of Judicial Marshals for a same-day arraignment, on 04/30/2024.


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