Tragic Accident: Video Released of Crash That Ki!!ed Springfield Teacher Bianca Colon Hernandez
The crash that ki!!ed Bianca Colon Hernandez, a teacher in Springfield, is shown on video. In early April, Connecticut police shared a video of the impact that killed a Springfield teacher. The teacher’s fiance was arrested after police said he was driving drunk and cut off a police car with its lights and sirens on.
A report from the Manchester Police Department says that the crash ki!!ed 25-year-old Bianca Colon Hernandez, who taught science to seventh graders at Springfield Prep Charter School, and hurt the couple’s 1-year-old son.
Colon Hernandez’s fiance, Phillip Vargas, was arrested Thursday after the crash in early April. He is 33 years old and lives in Vernon. A Vernon Police Department camera caught video of the crash, which was shared by the authorities:
The video shows the exact moment when a Vernon police car with its lights on hit Vargas’s car; the video is linked below:
A Manchester Police Department investigation found that on April 2, around 7:30 p.m., Vargas was driving a car with Colon Hernandez in the passenger seat and their 1-year-old son in the back seat. The vehicle was west on the Hartford Turnpike toward Bolton and Center Roads intersection in Vernon, Connecticut, in front of the Vernon Police Department.
Documents said that at the same time, Vernon Police Officer Andre Lisee was going east on Hartford Turnpike in a police cruiser. He turned on the emergency lights and sirens because he responded to a call that an “officer needs help.”
The investigation shows that Vargas turned left at the intersection, cutting off the officer driving with their sirens. This caused the crash at the corner of Bolton and Center Roads that involved the police car. The left turn was also shown on a video that the police gave.
Colon Hernandez died at the accide*t scene from her injuries in the crash. Their 1-year-old son was also hurt in the accide*t, and the police officer was rushed to the hospital with injuries that could ki!! Him.
After the crash, police found two fireball tiny liqu0r bottle containers in Vargas’s car. After looking into the de@dly crash for a few weeks, the Manchester Police Department arrested Vargas in connection with it.
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Vargas is being charged with several things, including manslaughter, careless endangerment, driving under the influence, and driving a car with a passenger under the age of 18 while under the influence.
Vargas was taken care of at the Manchester Police Department, and a $75,000 bond was put on him. On Friday, he is going to be in Tolland Superior Court.
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