Trumbull man charged in fatal Thanksgiving Day crash
A 21-year-old Trumbull man is facing multiple charges stemming from an alleged drunk driving crash last year that killed one of his friends and injured several others.
Anthony Teixeira, a 2012 Trumbull High graduate, died several days after a rollover crash early Thanksgiving morning left him with severe head injuries.
Now, having received blood test results, police have charged the driver in the crash, Tyler Graziano, with one count of second-degree manslaughter with a vehicle, two counts of second-degree assault and driving under the influence of alcohol. He remains in custody on $100,000 bond with a court date September 14.
Police said a group of five friends, including Graziano and Teixeira, had got out to several bars the night before Thanksgiving. Though it was not his vehicle, Graziano was behind the wheel of the Nissan Pathfinder when it flipped over on Beardsley Parkway about 1 a.m. Teixeira was ejected from the vehicle, suffering severe head injuries. The other passengers suffered injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes to broken bones.
Police said Graziano admitted to being the driver and blood test results later showed his blood alcohol content to be .206, which is more than double the legal limit. Upon being informed of the warrant for his arrest, police said Graziano turned himself in August 2.