Deal close in pedestrian death case
BENNINGTON — A lawyer representing an 86-year-old North Bennington woman who is facing a felony charge after a crash in which she hit and killed a 79-year-old pedestrian on Jan. 26 in North Bennington said he expects the case will resolve in about 30 days with “modest supervision” for the woman.
Georgianna Carter, 86, of North Bennington, was arraigned in Bennington criminal court in April on a felony charge of grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulting in a fatality.
Police said Henry Chalifoux, 79, of North Bennington, died on Jan. 26 after being hit by a car driven by Carter.
Carter was charged because police believe she should have been able to avoid hitting Chalifoux given the speed at which she was driving, the clear weather and the lack of obstructions in the road.
At a hearing in the case in the case in Bennington criminal court Monday, Frederick Bragdon, who represents Carter, said he believed he and the state were close to reaching an agreement that would resolve the case.
Bragdon said he expected Carter would be under “modest supervision in the community” because of the age of his client.
The case is expected to be back in court for a settlement conference in about 30 days.