STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A Shelton man has been arrested for negligent homicide among other charges for hitting and killing a pedestrian with his car in March 2022.

The Stamford Police Department completed its investigation on Monday into the vehicle and pedestrian collision, which took place at the I-95 Southbound exit 9 ramp at the junction with East Main Street on March 23, 2022.

26-year-old Alec Ward, from Shelton, was driving a 2015 Chevy when he was exiting at Exit 9. Ward was at the top of the ramp and made a right turn onto East Main Street. As he was turning, police said that Ward struck a pedestrian who was crossing the exit ramp walking westbound on East Main Street.

The pedestrian, who police identified as 68-year-old Elena Laos from Stamford, suffered life-threatening injuries and died in the Stamford Hospital after the crash.

After investigating the incident, police indicated that Laos was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash.

Ward was not speeding or under the influence when he was driving, and though he cooperated with police after the crash, police stated Ward should have avoided Laos as she was walking in the crosswalk.

Due to this conclusion, an arrest warrant was granted for Ward with charges of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and failure to exercise due caution to avoid a pedestrian. Ward turned himself in on August 15, police stated, and was held on a $50,000 bond.

Ward is scheduled to be arraigned on August 15 at Stamford Superior Court, according to officials.