A 51-year-old Trumbull woman was sentenced to five years in jail, suspended after 20 months, on a charge of misconduct with a motor vehicle in connection with the death of a pedestrian she hit three years ago.
It was 2010 when Vicky Kloc, now 51, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following the death of Kevin Burhance, 44. Burhance died two days after Kloc hit him with her car Oct. 3 at around 7 p.m. on Bridgeport Avenue in Milford near the Bridgeport Flyer Diner.
When she was arrested, she had only recently gotten off probation for driving with a suspended license in July 2009, according to court documents. She received a suspended 90-day sentence and one year’s probation in that case.
Following the 2010 accident, she was charged with second-degree manslaughter, drunk driving and driving with a suspended license, charges that were eventually reduced to misconduct with a motor vehicle.
Kloc was sentenced on March 3. She also must serve three years probation after her jail time.
Police said Kloc’s vehicle collided with Burhance as he walked into the right westbound travel lane of the road near 249 Bridgeport Avenue, crossing in the northbound direction.
Burhance was born in Bridgeport but lived in Kansas City, Kansas. He was the owner/operator of Burhance Roofing and was a bail bondsman and bounty hunter, according to an obituary notice.
Burhance was adopted at birth and spent his life raising and caring for adopted children. He was survived by his wife, Teresa, and nine children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A year after the accident, family members were still expressing their grief on a Kansas City newspaper website.
“Papa we miss you so much, we can’t believe that it’s been a year already. It seems like you were just here yesterday. You have had two new grand children born, Jose Isaias-Kevin Lopez and Frankie.”
The posting was signed, “Your children.”