WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for a four-vehicle, triple fatal crash on I-95 in Waterford last October.
Police have arrested 59-year-old Gerard Dube of Massachusetts after he turned himself in to Troop E on October 13, one year and one day after the accident occurred.
On October 12, 2014, just after 9 p.m. two vehicles were stopped in the right travel lane due to traffic backup. Dube crashed into one of the vehicles, causing the car to hit the one in front of it. Dube’s car then traveled into the left lane, striking another vehicle before coming to a final uncontrolled rest.
26-year-old Darin Robinson, 9-year-old Sanaa Reynolds, and 3-year-old Dacari Robinson all died from injuries sustained in the crash.
“It’s our job to solve as much crime as we can to bring some closure. Does it bring closure in light of the tragedy? I can’t say that for them but hopefully we helped them a little bit,” says CT state trooper Tyler Weerden.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Dube. Upon turning himself in, he was processed and released on a $50,000 bond. Dube is charged with three-counts of misconduct with a motor vehicle, reckless driving, following too close, operating a commercial motor vehicle with an expired medical card, and operating a commercial motor vehicle with a defective ABS sensor light.
“With these accidents we do vehicle inspections because we want to know everything that happened with that vehicle,” explains trooper Weerdon. “Did that contribute to the crash? Was it operator error? So that’s why these investigations take sometimes a year to be completed.”
Dube is due in New London superior court on October 29th.
The attorney for Baughnita Leary’s family tells News8 they are concentrating more on ‘why’ this happened and they are seeking to hold Gold Medal Bakery the owner of the truck responsible.