Report: Arrest Made for Crash That Killed Lily Brooks

A Waterbury man is facing multiple charges in relation to the crash that killed the 3-year-old Oxford girl.

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A Waterbury man is scheduled to appear in court March 3 on charges that stem from a car crash that killed 3-year-old Oxford resident, Lily Brooks.

The man, Garrett L. Baker, 30, was charged with negligent homicide, distracted driving, reckless driving, and failure to drive right, according to NBC Connecticut. He was 29 years old at the time of the accident, which took place on Sept. 11, 2013.

Baker's Ford F550 reportedly crossed the center line on Quaker Farms Road in Oxford and crashed head-on into an oncoming car, which was being driven by Lily's mother, Amy (Williams) Brooks. Amy and her 1-year-old son were injured in the crash. Lily died in the hospital a few days later

Baker and his passenger were also injured in the crash, which devastated the Oxford community and led to an incredible outpouring of support for the Brooks family. The Town ended up dedicating a new park in her name.

In addition to the charges related to the crash in Oxford, Baker is due in court March 19 for a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a handheld phone, from Nov. 19, 2013. He has entered a plea of not guilty in that case.

According to the state Judicial Branch website, Baker was convicted in 2011 of third-degree assault, in relation to a 2010 incident in Waterbury. 
Arek Wenta February 24, 2014 at 08:01 AM
Nothing can console such a devastating loss. If it were me I don't think this would help. My prayers go out to the family.
Lisa Wildman February 24, 2014 at 09:35 AM


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