Teen fatally struck by alleged drunken driver

Friends and family are mourning an Amity Regional High School graduate who police say was hit and killed by a drunken driver on Christmas night.

Friends and family are mourning an Amity Regional High School graduate who police say was hit and killed by a drunken driver on Christmas night.

Friends and family are mourning an Amity Regional High School graduate who police say was hit and killed by a drunken driver on Christmas night. (12/27/15)

BETHANY - Friends and family are mourning an Amity Regional High School graduate who police say was hit and killed by a drunken driver on Christmas night.

Police say 18-year-old Bobby Weidig was struck near Litchfield Turnpike and Hatfield Hill Road in Bethany as he was walking to a music and dance event at a barn up the road.

Authorities arrested Barbara Ross, 60, of Cheshire. Ross was uninjured.

Weidig's aunt, Roberta Bona, tells News 12 Connecticut that Weidig loved to play the flute and guitar, and had plans to travel the world on a mission to heal others.

Ross has been released on $5,000 bond and is due in court on Jan. 4.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Healthy Heart: Importance of learning CPR
2 Healthy Heart: Heart attack symptoms in women
3 Scholar Athlete: Ben Kraninger
4 VIDEO: Former KY governor gives Democratic response to President Trump's address
President Donald Trump gave his first address to 5 VIDEO: President Trump addresses joint session of Congress, Part 1

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE