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One dead after two pedestrians were struck in hit-and-run on Route 67: Seymour police

Police are searching for a dark 2014-2016 Acura MDX with front end and headlight damage on the driver's side.

SEYMOUR, Conn. — A person has succumbed to injuries after an elderly couple were struck by an SUV on Bank Street (Route 67) Friday evening, and the vehicle just kept going, according to Seymour police.

Police said the hit-and-run happened just after 6 p.m. in front of the Klarides Village shopping center. Seymour Officer Dedrick Wilcox was assisting two pedestrians identified as James Tambora and his wife Barbara Tambora, both 81, of Shelton who were crossing Bank street.

Officials say the couple had just left a wake at the funeral home.

Police say that traffic on the westbound side was stopped but a car heading eastbound failed to stop for the Officer. The vehicle continued at a high speed, almost hitting Wilcox who was able to get out of the way but hit both Mr. and Mrs. Tamborra and continued.

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Mr. Tamborra was transported to Waterbury Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Mrs. Tamborra was taken to St. Mary's Hospital and is still in serious condition.

Police said they are searching for a dark 2014-2016 Acura MDX with front end and headlight damage on the driver's side. the vehicle was last seen traveling east on Bank Street. The vehicle has frontend damages to the driver's side headlight to the frontend of the driver's side and hood.

The crash is being investigated by Seymour Police Department Accident Reconstruction team with help from Seymour Police Detective Bureau and State Police. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Seymour Police Commander David Parratt at (203) 881-7610 or work cell at (203) 915-2517. 

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