Arrest made in fatal August accident

Geraldo Araujo, 50, of Danbury, drove the Ford Expedition, center car, that struck 69-year-old Micelina Abbate’s Nissan Sentra on Route 7 in August 2012. Ms. Abbate later died from her injuries at Danbury Hospital. —Dick Aarons photo

Redding police charged Geraldo Araujo, 50, of Danbury with vehicular homicide and traveling too fast after he was involved in a three-car accident on Route 7 on Aug. 17 that killed a Ridgefield woman, Micelina Abbate, 69.

Ms. Abbate was traveling southbound on Route 7 in her Nissan Sentra when a northbound Ford Expedition, driven by Mr. Araujo, crossed into the southbound lane and struck Ms. Abbate’s vehicle head on. Ms. Abbate was extricated from the vehicle and was transported to Danbury Hospital, where she later died.

Mr. Araujo and his passenger, Jussara Araujo, were also taken to Danbury Hospital.

Misty Enright, 33, of Stamford was the operator of the third vehicle and was not injured.

After completing their investigation, police issued a warrant for Mr. Araujo’s arrest. He turned himself in and was released on a written promise to appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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