Police arrest third student in UConn campus fatality


Staff Writer

A third young adult has been arrested in connection with the University of Connecticut hit-and-run incident that took the life of Manalapan resident Carlee Wines.

Police announced last week that UConn student Kara Satalin, 18, of Syracuse, N.Y., has been charged with conspiring with a fellow student to purchase alcohol using a false identification.

Satalin is alleged by authorities to have bought vodka that was consumed during the evening of Jan. 20 by all four people who were in the vehicle at the time Wines was struck. Police allege that Satalin purchased the vodka with a driver’s license that had been given to her because she was said to resemble the license holder. The legal drinking age in Connecticut is 21.

Satalin has been charged with misrepresentation of age to procure alcohol, procuring alcohol for a minor, conspiracy to commit identity theft and identity theft. She turned herself in to authorities on Feb. 19 after learning that a warrant had been issued for her arrest. Her bail was set at $5,000.

Police said more arrests in the matter may follow.

Wines, 19, was attempting to walk across a street when she was struck and injured in the early morning hours of Jan. 20. She died on Jan. 22 from injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred on the UConn campus in Storrs, Conn.

According to police, Satalin used the driver’s license that did not belong to her to purchase three 1.75-liter bottles of vodka that were consumed by Satalin and two other individuals previously charged in the matter, Anthony Alvino, 18, of Linden-hurst, N.Y., and Michele Hall, 18, of Wantagh, N.Y.

Alvino is alleged to have been the driver of the vehicle that struck Wines.

Among other things, Alvino has been charged with misconduct with a motor vehicle (resulting in death) and evading responsibility.

Hall is alleged to have instructed Alvino to leave the scene of the accident in the moment after Wines was struck.

Among other things, Hall has been charged with aiding and abetting evading responsibility, inducing minors to procure liquor and aiding and abetting misrepresentation of age to procure liquor.

When the incident occurred on Jan. 20, Alvino was a student at St. Bonaventure University, Olean, N.Y., and Hall was a student at UConn. According to police, both young adults have left those schools.

According to police, Wines was struck just after she stepped onto a clearly marked crosswalk on North Eagleville Road on her way back to her dormitory. Alvino was said to be driving a 2004 Nissan Armada when he struck Wines. The vehicle was subsequently recovered by police in Levittown, N.Y.

Satalin, Alvino and Hall were scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 27 to face arraignment regarding the charges.