Arraignment held for driver who struck and killed a DOT worker in Wallingford last week

Denise Lucibello, 55, fatally struck DiDomenico on I-91 in Wallingford last Friday as he was working on the shoulder of the Wharton Brook Connector near Exit 13.

Angelica Toruno and Nicole Alarcon Soares

Jul 1, 2024, 9:46 PM

Updated 13 days ago

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The woman who struck and killed 26-year-old Andrew DiDomenico appeared at the Meriden Superior Court on Monday.
Denise Lucibello, 55, fatally struck DiDomenico on I-91 in Wallingford last Friday as he was working on the shoulder of the Wharton Brook Connector near Exit 13.
Prosecutors said they are awaiting toxicology reports before adding murder charges.
Her bond was lowered from $1 million to $500,000, and she is scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 23.
Melissa Lombardi, DiDomenico’s aunt, said more change is needed – so a loss like theirs won't happen to anyone else.
“He’s a Connecticut state employee doing his job. People need to move over and allow them their space to do that job,” said Lombardi.
DiDomenico’s family said they hope justice can be served.
“We lost our nephew, and we want to see her get charged to the fullest extent of the law,” said Lombardi.
Prosecutors stated that Lucibello had prior incidents. In 2018, she failed to appear in court, and initial police reports indicated that she was driving with a suspended license.
“This is a woman who has had multiple repeat offenses and should have never had the opportunity to be behind the wheel.”
DiDomenico’s family said funeral services will be open to the public, details have not been announced yet.
The family also said they plan to open a scholarship fund and to do other fundraisers to raise awareness – so his name and life won't go in vain.


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