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Wrong-Way Driver In Double-Fatal Crash In Trumbull Gets No Prison Time

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TRUMBULL, Conn. — As he pleaded guilty to killing an elderly couple in a Trumbull car crash two days before Christmas 2015, the 28-year-old man said he was driving on the wrong side of the road after years of living in the United Kingdom, the Connecticut Post said.

Henry Russell, who now works in Japan, pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle in Bridgeport court Friday in connection with the deaths of Allen Finkenaur, 91, and his wife, Virginia, also 91, the Post said.

Russell was then served with a $6 million federal wrongful death lawsuit by the Finkenaurs' lawyer, William Bloss, of Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, the Post said.

He will be sentenced to two years of conditional discharge, a type of probation, and community service, the Post said.

The crash occurred on the afternoon of Dec. 22, 2015, on White Plains Road near Cedarcrest Road. Allen Finkenaur died Christmas Day, and his wife died 14 days later.

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