Case continued for woman charged with DUI in double-fatal Mystic crash

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Stonington — The woman who allegedly was driving drunk when she struck and killed two pedestrians in Mystic on March 9 appeared briefly Tuesday in New London Superior Court and had her case continued to April 1.

Carol M. Belli, 73, of 4 Oak St., Groton, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and could face more charges in the crash, which killed Joanna and Seth Wakeman, 78 and 88, respectively, of 199 Montauk Ave.

Police said Belli was traveling north on state Route 27 near Rossie Pentway when she struck the Wakemans, who had just left Latitude 41 Restaurant. Police haven’t said whether the Wakemans were in a crosswalk.

Friends and family last week fondly remembered the Wakemans, who were longtime residents and had been together about 35 years.

Belli, free on a $600 bond, originally was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear when or why her case was moved up a day.


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