Friends: Driver in Stamford crash worried about eviction

Friends close to the man who allegedly tore through the streets of Stamford in a box truck yesterday say he has been struggling financially.Christopher Simonelli's

NORWALK - Friends close to the man who allegedly tore through the streets of Stamford in a box truck yesterday say he has been struggling financially.

Christopher Simonelli's friends say he was worried about being evicted from the apartment he shares with his mother on Franklin Street when he crashed into a dozen cars on East Main Street, injuring more than 20 people.

Bess Samelwich says when she saw Simonelli at work yesterday he looked upset and distraught. She says he had just started a part-time job driving a truck for Action Letters Inc. over the summer, but still had trouble paying his bills.

Other friends say he had recently started dating someone new, but was very secretive about the relationship.

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