Rafael Quiroz, the 22-year-old Windsor resident charged with negligent homicide after his vehicle allegedly slammed into a Windsor Avenue utility pole, claiming the life of one of his passengers — 17-year-old Windsor resident Christopher Torres — pleaded not guilty recently in Enfield Superior Court.
Quiroz remains out of custody after posting a $10,000 bond payment.
In addition to negligent homicide, Quiroz was charged with evading responsiblity in the operation of a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered motor vehicel, operating a motor vehicle witout insurance, improper use of a marker and speeding.
Quiroz is due to appear in court again on Jan. 24, 2013.
According to police, Quiroz allegedly fled the scene of the crash, leaving Torres, who succumbed to his injuries, behind.