Man gets 6 months in texting fatality
Enfield (AP) - A former state police dispatcher who killed a motorcycle rider while driving and texting on Interstate 291 has been sentenced to six months in jail.
WFSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Angel Rodriguez of Manchester was sentenced Wednesday in Enfield Superior Court for the accident that killed Tanya Cheverier of Windsor. He pleaded guilty to felony misconduct with a motor vehicle in February.
State police say the father of three was driving on Interstate 291 near the Windsor-South Windsor line when he struck Cheverier's motorycle. Troopers say Rodriguez was reading a text message at the time.
The single mother of an 11-year-old boy died at the scene. Cheverier's relatives say they hope the case sends a serious message about driving and texting.
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