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Police disclose names of pedestrians struck in Stonington

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Police have released the names of the couple killed by an allegedly drunken driver over the weekend in Connecticut.

Stonington police say 88-year-old Seth Wakeman and 78-year-old Joanne Wakeman were struck just after 8 p.m. Saturday as they crossed Route 27 to get to the parking lot after leaving a restaurant in the village of Mystic. The Stonington couple was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle that struck them stopped at the scene.

Police charged 73-year-old Carol Belli, of Groton, with driving under the influence.

She was released on $600 bond pending a March 20 court date.


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