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Police file new charge in boating crash that killed teacher

February 19, 2019

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing a new charge in connection with a boating accident last summer that killed a middle school teacher.

Authorities say 66-year-old Gary Morrone was charged last week with criminally negligent homicide after investigators found ‘glaring inconsistencies’ in his statements regarding Wanda Tirado’s death.

The 38-year-old mother of two from Waterbury died at a hospital after suffering serious injuries June 19 while boating with Morrone on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield.

Police say Tirado’s injuries were consistent with being struck by a moving boat propeller.

Morrone is free on bond after previously pleading not guilty to charges including reckless boating and failure to report an accident.

His attorney did not respond to a request for comment on the new charge.

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