Press Advisory from the Hynes 2012 campaign: Oct. 31, 2012
The mother of Democratic candidate for CT state representative Aldon Hynes has died in a storm-related car accident in Pennsylvania. Alice Hynes, age 81, was a passenger in her daughter's automobile when it skidded off the road in Turkeyfoot Township, PA in snow and ice conditions at approximately 9:30 pm Monday night as Hurricane Sandy made landfall. Abigail O'Connor, the candidate's sister and driver of the car, was unharmed in the accident.
For details, please see local news reports: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/slush-covered-road-aids-in-fatal-accident/
Aldon Hynes is challenging incumbent Themis Klarides in the 114th general assembly district which encompasses Woodbridge, Orange and Derby, CT. His campaign has issued a press advisory that while he will be unavailable for campaign-related activities for a short period of time he remains committed to the campaign and will continue his candidacy through election day. Hynes released a brief statement at his campaign website which can be viewed at the following link: http://hynes2012.org