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    Thursday, December 07, 2023

    Man yet to enter plea in fatal Stonington hit-and-run

    New London ― The man charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a Stonington bicyclist has not yet entered a plea in his case, court records show.

    Jonathan K. Olsen, 41, of 33 Shawondassee Drive in Stonington is charged with evading the scene of an accident that results in serious injury or death in connection with the March 6 death of 69-year-old Gary Piver, a high school custodian. The charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

    Free on $100,000 bond, Olsen made a second appearance in New London Superior Court on Monday. The case was continued to Nov. 1.

    Police allege that Olsen struck Piver head-on with his vehicle on Route 1, in the area of Anguilla Brook Bridge, on the evening of March 6 and did not stop to render aid. Police said bloodied car parts left at the scene came from Olsen’s Toyota 4-Runner.

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