WATERBURY, Conn. — A Waterbury man was critically injured and later died in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday evening.
Police said at 6:22 p.m., they were called to a report of an unconscious man lying in the roadway at the intersection of Meriden Road at Pierpont Road. Police said the man, a pedestrian, had been injured in a hit-and-run crash.
The pedestrian victim was identified as Jaemar Dillard, 30, of Waterbury. He was taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital where police said he died from his injuries overnight.
Police found the suspect vehicle and the person driving it, who was identified as Herbert Kusako, 43, of Waterbury. He was charged with evading responsibility, causing serious injury and failure to drive in the proper lane.
Kusako posted a $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 21.
Meriden Road was closed from Pierpont Road to Todd Road on Wednesday evening. The crash is under investigation by the Waterbury Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit (CRU).
Now that the crash is being investigated as a fatal hit-and-run crash, police expect additional charges.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact CRU at (203) 346 - 3975.
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