Ex-police officer charged in 2016 crash that killed woman

Published on Saturday, 5 August 2017 12:36
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DANBURY - A former Connecticut police officer has been charged with reckless driving in connection with a chase and crash that led to the death of a Danbury woman.

The News-Times reports that 39-year-old Jamie Hodge turned himself in to police on Friday after an investigation into the December crash that killed 26-year-old Tiffany Fitzgerald.

The arrest warrant says the former Danbury officer had been working a private duty traffic control job when he observed a vehicle he recognized to be stolen.

Police say Hodge pursued the vehicle, which eventually crashed. Fitzgerald, a passenger in the car, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. She died several days later.

Police say Hodge resigned from his position in March.

It couldn't be determined Saturday if Hodge has retained an attorney.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Saturday, 5 August 2017 12:36. Updated: Saturday, 5 August 2017 12:39.