'I just want this man arrested.' Norwalk mother cries out for justice after daughter's death

State police say Monica Wilson was killed near Exit 2 on Route 8 in Bridgeport when her vehicle was struck by a van driven in the wrong direction by Wilber Martinez, from Bridgeport.

Mark Sudol

Dec 22, 2022, 10:30 PM

Updated 541 days ago

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A mother from Norwalk wants the man who killed her daughter in a wrong-way crash to finally be arrested.
It's been five months. Police say they don't expect an arrest soon.
"I just want this man arrested. I want peace. I can't get any peace," said Andrea Wilson.
Wilson and her husband, Jerry, lost their only child Monica in July.
State police say Monica Wilson was killed near Exit 2 on Route 8 in Bridgeport when her vehicle was struck by a van driven in the wrong direction by Wilber Martinez, from Bridgeport. His passenger also died. Two of Wilson's sons were not seriously injured in the crash. No charges have been filed yet.
"Every time I think about her driving, I see those lights coming towards her. I just wonder what is she thinking at that moment," said Wilson.
State police tell News 12 Connecticut that fatal motor vehicle accidents investigations typically take months to a year to complete.
"I don't understand why it's going to take a year to figure out what's going on with my daughter's accident when he killed two people. His passenger and my daughter, and injured my grandsons," said Wilson.
Wilson leaves behind three boys, CJ, Kenny and Cash. She would have turned 42 the day after she died. Wilson loved animals and used to work at Broad River Animal Hospital.
"Even the customers that come in are looking for Monica to look for that smile and that happiness she used to give them," said Wilson.
For this family, the holidays may never be the same.
"Thanksgiving was terrible. Christmas is worse," said Wilson.
There have been at least 20 deaths in the state this year related to wrong-way accidents.
The state has announced plans to install cameras on wrong-way signs across the state that will trigger flashing lights when a wrong-way driver is detected.


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