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Truck Driver Charged In Greenwich Crash That Killed Stamford Woman

GREENWICH, Conn. — A New Jersey truck driver has been charged with manslaughter in connection with an accident that killed a Stamford woman in Greenwich last year, according to Greenwich Time.

The accident took place on Nov. 19, 2016 when a tractor-trailer exited I-95 south at exit 3 and was driving on Arch Street when it hit a car. Police at the time identified the occupants of the car as 38-year-old Cristina Vomoca and 33-year-old Maiko Kobayashi, both of Stamford. They were both taken to Stamford Hospital where they were treated for significant injuries.

Related story: Two remain in critical condition after truck slams into them in Greenwich[1]

Vomoca later died of her injuries, according to Greenwich Time. After an investigation, police determined that the driver of the tractor-trailer, 52-year-old Jeffrey Bodnar of Metuchen, N.J., had not stopped at a red light at the bottom of the I-95 exit ramp and had caused the crash, according to Greenwich Time.

Bodnar turned himself in to police on Wednesday, and was charged with manslaughter and first-degree assault, according to Greenwich Time. He posted a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 30, Greenwich Time reported.

A GoFundMe was set up for the two women involved in the crash to help them after they both suffered serious brain injuries. They were both hairstylists at the Hopscotch Salon in Greenwich and were on their way home when the crash occurred.

Related story: Friends set up GoFundMe to help Stamford women injured in crash[2]

Vomoca was born in Brazil and emigrated to the United States 14 years ago. She is survived by her partner Paul Wilson and beloved son Oliver Vomoca Wilson, both of Stamford. Kobayashi was born in Japan and came to the U.S. in her early teens, according to the GoFundMe.

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Truck Driver Charged with Manslaughter, Assault in Arch Street Fatal Crash – Greenwich Free Press

Jeffrey S Bodnar Photo Courtesy Greenwich Police Dept Aug 17, 2017

On Wednesday Aug 16, Jeffrey S Bodnar, of 44 Aylin Street in Metuchen, NJ, turned himself in to Greenwich Police Dept on an active warrant. He was charged with Manslaughter 1 and Assault 1 in connection with a fatal crash in late 2016 that took the life of a local hair stylist and caused serious injury to her colleague.

At about 5:35pm on Nov 19   a tractor trailer being operated by Mr. Bodnar exited I-95 south at exit 3 failed to stop for a red light at the bottom of the ramp, instead traveling across Arch Street with the intention of reentering I-95 south.

While crossing Arch Street,the tractor trailer struck a passenger car traveling on Arch St.

The car was driven by Christina Ann Vomoca (38) of Stamford. Ms. Vomoca died from injuries that she suffered in the crash.

Her passenger Maiko Kobayashi (32) of Stamford, suffered serious physical injuries.

Both women were employed by Hopscotch Salon in Greenwich and had just left work.

Mr. Bodnar posted a $100,000 court set bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 30, 2017.

See also:

Colleagues of Hopscotch Hair Stylists Hit by Tractor Trailer Share Memories, Go Fund Me Page [1]

Greenwich Police Release Names of Victims of Weekend Tractor Trailer Crash[2]

Serious Life Threatening Injuries after Tractor Trailer Strikes Two in Greenwich[3]

Cristina and Mai

Cristina (Left) and Mai, photo from the GoFundMe page set up by colleagues at Hopscotch.