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Connecticut correction officer pleads not guilty to manslaughter in fatal hit-and-run


BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut — A state corrections officer has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Bridgeport woman and injured her young son.

Patricia Daniels pleaded not guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court Tuesday to charges of manslaughter, risk of injury to a child and evading responsibility.

The Connecticut Post reports ( ) that Daniels and her lawyer would not comment as they left the courtroom.

Daniels is a 16-year veteran of the state Department of Correction. She's charged in the Dec. 4 crash that killed Evelyn Agyei and injured her 11-year-old son.

Agyei, who had been a teacher in her native Ghana, was caring for the children of a Trumbull family. She was driving her 11-year-old son to school at the time of the crash.

Police said they tracked Daniels' cellphone to the crash scene.

Information from: Connecticut Post,

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