Danbury Man Charged with Negligent Homicide

Danbury man charged in fatal Redding car crash.


A 49-year-old Danbury man has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle following an investigation into an August 2012 car accident that resulted in the death of a Ridgefield woman.

Geraldo Araujo, 50, of Griffing Avenue was allegedly heading north on Danbury Road when he crossed left of the double yellow lines and struck a vehicle heading south head-on on Aug. 17. Micelina Abbate, 69, was pronounced dead the following day.

After completing their investigation, a warrant was issued for Araujo’s arrest. He turned himself in to police custody on Jan. 2.

Araujo, who was also charged with traveling too fast, was given a court date of Jan. 16. Because he turned himself in, he was released on a promise to appear in court.

Jonathan Gaberman, 20, of Norwalk was issued a warning for traveling too fast for conditions following a one-car motor vehicle accident on Redding Road on Jan. 6 at 5:51 p.m.

According to police, Gaberman was heading south when he lost control of his vehicle at a curve, striking the shoulder and rolling over onto the roof.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fredrick Cusano, 47, of Bethany was issued an infraction for making an improper turn after he attempted to turn his semi on to Goodsell Hill Road from Route 107.

According to police, the semi flipped over and completely blocked the road for several hours on Jan. 3 at 7:49 a.m.


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