FARMINGTON — A Franklin County judge lowered bail Wednesday for an Industry man accused of driving drunk and killing a Wilton woman as she walked east in the breakdown lane on Wilton Road in Farmington early Jan. 1.

Bail for Tommy R. Clark, 25, was lowered from $75,000 cash to $50,000 cash or $50,000 in real estate, according to court documents.

Clark faces felony charges of operating under the influence-death, and aggravated leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. The OUI charge carries up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

An autopsy report said significant head trauma caused 21-year-old Taylor Gaboury’s near instantaneous death, according to an affidavit filed with the court by Farmington Sgt. Edward Hastings IV.

Gaboury was struck by the front passenger side of the vehicle on the left leg, which caused her right shoulder to hit into the mirror and the right rear portion of her head to strike the vehicle’s A post, the affidavit stated.

Police asked Clark, who had left the scene, if he thought he had a little too much to drink, and Clark answered, “That is a very good possibility,” according to the affidavit.

He also told police that “after the crash, he went down the embankment to the victim, where he tried to ‘wake her up,’ though concluded she was dead,” the affidavit states.

Clark claims he left the scene because “he was nervous and needed a lighter,” the affidavit said. He drove down the road to the Colonial Valley Motel in Farmington.

///He left witnesses behind near Weber Insurance Agency, who called for help and then tried to mislead police, police said.///

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