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HPD: Man Who Caused Fatal Hartford Crash With Transport Bus Was Speeding, Drunk

A city resident was charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle after he crashed into a transport bus earlier this month, killing an occupant, police said.

Ramanand Paramhance, 42, of Bates Street in Hartford was drunk and speeding during the Aug. 12 crash at Brookfield and Nilan streets, police said. The day after the crash, bus passenger Miguel Cuadra, 82, died of his injuries.

According to police, Paramhance was behind the wheel of a Toyota SUV about 9:15 a.m. that Saturday morning when he crashed into the Ford transport bus. All four occupants of the vehicles were trapped and seriously injured. They were removed from the wreck and taken Hartford Hospital.

Police learned that Paramhance had been driving the Toyota and was speeding and under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested Friday at Hartford Hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries from the crash, police said. His bail was set at $175,000.

Paramhance also was charged with second-degree manslaughter, evading responsibility, operating while under the influence, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle and third-degree assault and other charges, police said.

In addition, he was charged with reckless driving, using a motor vehicle without the owner's permission, speeding, failure to drive in the proper lane and operating without a license, they said.

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