Southington woman pleads no contest in fatal motorcycle accident in Bristol

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017 20:29


BRISTOL - A Southington woman on Wednesday pleaded no contest to a charge in connection with a fatal Bristol motorcycle crash last year.

Crystaly Acevedo, 20, accepted a plea bargain in New Britain Superior Court. She pleaded no contest to negligent homicide and, in exchange, one count of failure to grant the right of way was not pursued.

Acevedo, who had been free on a $15,000 non-surety bond, was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended, and two years’ probation.

According to police, Corey Cuvelier, 34, died after sustaining a serious head injury on Nov. 27. Driving a 2004 Kawasaki Volcan at about 6:40 a.m., he was heading east on Farmington Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction as it turned onto King Street, according to police.

The other vehicle involved, a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander, was driven by Acevedo, police said. She was not injured but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

The Life Star emergency helicopter was called to the scene, but Cuvelier died before he could be transported.

According to police, an investigation determined that Acevedo apparently did not see Cuvelier as he was approaching the intersection.

Police have said she was not under the influence, using her phone or going too fast.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General News, Southington Herald on Thursday, 24 August 2017 20:29. Updated: Thursday, 24 August 2017 20:32.