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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."

godblesstheUSA October 22, 2012 at 05:02 PM
It appears that if one driver is charged, then they BOTH should be charged. They both were going excessivley fast (6 mph difference)... BOTH drivers .. has shown an extreme indifference to human life by operating their motor vehicles in a manner which caused the death of two persons.... Sad and tragic for those who lost their lives and those who lost a loved on. Prayes to them all.
lynn October 22, 2012 at 05:30 PM
So agree both drivers should be charged. Speed and Alcohol played a part in this accident.
Elly October 22, 2012 at 05:58 PM
You have to know the whole story before u go judging people, yes they were both going fast but if someone was chasing u, would u just sit there and take a full hit at a very high speed? U might be the only one cuz even I would try to run and protect my life. This man had absolutely no care in the world for the lives he helped take away that night. He deserves to rot in prison for the rest of his life. The only reason I know this is because I am related to the passenger who survived. We know the whole story and so do the police, who in fact did do a thorough investigation on everything that went down that night, the dude was a legit psycho and had it in his head that he was going to hurt them that night, and he did! He killed 2 people that this world will never get back. So again don't judge a book by its cover before u know the facts, I know opinions are free but u should probably put 1 and 2 together before u start voicing it so u don't make yourself look stupid, but had the driver of the car that crashed been doing something wrong they would have charged him to, but they didn't cuz he was just trying to protect himself and the people that were in his car.. just sayin
Sarah Summers October 22, 2012 at 06:10 PM
My uncle was killed by this man. This sentance is long overdue. RIP Uncle Mickey.
Elly October 22, 2012 at 06:23 PM
It should be longer but good for now, so sorry for your loss :-( didn't know him personally but my sister told me that he was a really good person as well as colleen RIP
Nicole October 23, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Don't judge a book by its cover. The other driver should be charged too. Alcohol played a pist in this and they're were no seatbelts worn either but did they take tht into acct? No they're just too worried bout charging someone who already had a record with the murders. There's 2 sides to every sorry and everyone if only worried bout one side. Instead of listening to the other; the driver of the pick up. My family. So instead of punting fingers at him everyone should be at fault for the accident not just him but done he already has a past you people don't care! He had remorse, he didn't mean for it to happen, he blacked out. Check your facts before you start talking about other peoples family. My heart goes out to the ones that were lost but even more to my family for having to deal with all the crap and accusing threats going on
April McDaniel October 23, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Well I think EVERYONE should know facts before commenting and an investigation was done, field sobriety test were conducted and he was speeding to go faster so the impact wasnt as bad, otherwise maybe all four passengers would be dead. And you dont know all the facts either otherwise you would know that the other driver as well has a past record so sorry you cant play that card either. And no one ever means for this stuff to happen but the minute you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that drunk that you black out then your only asking for something to happen. He may feel bad he got caught and now has to go to jail but just imagine what the children whom lost their mother feel. Atleast you can visit your breathing, very much alive relative. So maybe you should take your own advice and check YOUR facts before taljing about other peoples family as well. God bless him and I hope he has found God and ask for forgivness.
April October 23, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I agree with Elly, if the police believed the other driver was respondsible as well they would have charged him. The driver of the red car sped up to avoid being struck and thank God he did or maybe all four of the passenger might had been killed. Justice will be served. RIP Colleen & Mickey
Kathy C October 23, 2012 at 01:33 AM
It was thoroughly investigated, the driver of the red car would have been charged if he was drunk. The accused sped off like the coward he was and hid his truck at a relatives. This isnt the first time he had road rage. Extreme indifference to human life, to leave the people there to die is disgraceful. I hope the families who lost there loved ones will get their justice
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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