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Enfield Man Charged With 2 Counts of Manslaughter in Fatal Crash in February

Kyle Berry will appear in court Nov. 1 to enter a plea on two counts of manslaughter and reckless driving.

An Enfield man has been charged with two counts of manslaughter in connection with a horrific crash in February that claimed the lives of two people.

Kyle Berry, 46, of 52 Bailey Road, is charged with reckless driving as well as the two manslaughter charges. He was arraigned Friday in Enfield Superior Court, and is scheduled to return there Nov. 1.

Bond on the new charges was set at $100,000. Berry has been held at the Hartford Correctional Center in lieu of $1 million bond since his arrest in February for evading responsibility.

Berry is charged in connection with an early-morning crash on Feb. 14 that took the lives of East Windsor residents Michael "Mickey" Kennedy, 57, and Colleen Caruso, 34.

According to an affidavit supporting Berry's arrest, he left Mickey Finns Cafe in Somersville around 1 a.m. in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck, which "kicked up a lot of dirt causing a dust cloud and traveled west bound on Route 190."

Witnesses said Berry was closely following a small red Nissan four-door sedan operated by Glenn McIntyre, 32, of East Windsor. McIntyre's car contained three passengers, including Kennedy and Caruso, the affidavit says.

A witness driving south on Broad Brook Road told police "noticed headlights in his rear view mirror" near the First Baptist Church, then "two vehicles passed him on the left at approximately 80 miles per hour...[t]he pickup truck appeared to be chasing the red car and was approximately one car length behind the red car," the affidavit says.

"As [the witness] passed Town Farm Road, he observed the pickup truck hit the rear of the red car," the affidavit continued. "[The witness] stopped and approached the scene of the collision on foot, where a man was standing near the red car yelling. The pickup truck drove past him, north bound on Broad Brook Road at a high rate of speed."

A police reconstruction of the accident scene indicated the pickup truck operated by Berry was determined to be traveling a minimum speed of 72.53 mph, while the Nissan was traveling a minimum of 66.45 mph. "The pickup truck struck the rear of the sedan causing the sedan to lose control, strike an embankment, strike a tree, and roll over before coming to a rest in the north bound travel lane of Broad Brook Road," the affidavit says.

The investigation showed Berry's truck "did collide with McIntyre's vehicle while operating at a high rate of speed as McIntyre slowed at an entrance to a curve on Broad Brook Road causing the deaths of two person and an injury to a third person," the affidavit says.

In applying for the manslaughter charges, Det. James Held wrote in the affidavit that in his expert and qualified opinion, "Kyle Berry did show an extreme indifference to human life by operating his motor vehicle in a manner which caused the death of two persons."

Stephanie P October 23, 2012 at 03:27 AM
This is just a sad sad situation. Colleen and I were very close during the early years of her first daughter's, life, we were even roommates. But people drift as time goes by, and I wish I had tried harder to stay in touch. Her deserve a mother, and this man took her from them. There is no excuse, no justification. He was completely wrong and careless. I hope he gets the maximum sentence. And to clarify, I DON'T CARE if he is your uncle, your brother, your dad, or what you think you know about the situation. His actions led to the death of my friend. He deserves whatever he gets.
Eileen M October 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM
It really sucks that this had to happen and we all need to remember to act calm in times of hatred. I knew everyone also.
Elly October 23, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Yea she just doesnt know all the facts is all, people tend to "think" they know what happened and start talking about things as if they were there the whole time this event happened. Now I know for a fact I definitely wasn't there, but my sister and brother were, and they both on many occasions told me start to finish EXACTLY what happened that night. The only people u can ask about it is them cuz there the only ones who survived, and I wouldn't sit here and pretend to know what I was talking about like I was there or something. And don't get me wrong I do feel extremely bad for his family for them having to go through this because of him murdering 2 people, I wouldn't wish that upon anybodies family, he had absolutely no business getting behind the wheel thatnight, and if he hadn't we would still have Mickey and Colleen. His family does have my condolences to a point, but do I feel bad for Berry?
Elly October 23, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Absolutely not.. never he has on a few occasions in the past not given a crap about life so that right there shows he needs to be somewhere where he cannot do that to people anymore. Just think how long its gonna take for my sister and brother to recover from all this, if they even will at all. It's been a long road for our family and I hope people take into account what WE are going through, we are more than grateful them 2 were but they almost didn't make it so our family as a whole finally has some closure and can breath again cuz he is where he belongs. I hope you have a better understanding now of all of this o and fyi (there was a sobriety test given to all who were driving that night, and there was only one driver that had a bit to much juice that night, can u guess which one?)
godblesstheUSA November 15, 2013 at 01:36 PM
How could Kyle Berry have been given a sobriety test if he fled the scene?

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