Tuesday, July 16, 2024


Westport Man Gets Jail Term in Fatal Crash

A Westport man who killed his childhood friend in a 2003 car crash will go to prison for two to four years after pleading no contest today in Norwalk Superior Court.

Igor Bronov, 48, of Hills Lane, Westport, pleaded no contest to second-degree manslaughter and driving under the influence. This means he does not admit guilt but declines to contest the charges. He will be sentenced Jan. 20.

The fatal crash occurred early April 5, 2003, when Bronov failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway while driving on Westport Avenue in Norwalk not far from Stew Leonard’s. The car struck a utility pole.

He suffered minor injuries in the crash but his passenger, Alexander Boyko, 46, of Brooklyn, N.Y. died of multiple blunt traumatic injuries. The two had been childhood friends in their native Ukraine.

Boronov, who remains free on bond, could have faced 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges related to the crash.

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