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Pedestrian killed in Glastonbury hit-and-run, police investigating

GLASTONBURY – The search is on for the driver who hit an elderly woman in the street and left her to die. This was the third fatal pedestrian accident tha...
GLASTONBURY - The search is on for the driver who hit an elderly woman in the street and left her to die.
This was the third fatal pedestrian accident that has taken place this week.

The woman in her 80s was hit on Griswold Street around noon time.

"At about 12:05 today, police were dispatched to 400 Griswold street for an elderly female in the road with injuries, based on the extent of her injuries we believe she was hit by a car, unfortunately, she has died. We are seeking the public's help with the vehicle that hit her, which evaded the scene," said Lt. Corey Davis of the Glastonbury Police Department.

Police said at this time, they do not have a description of the suspect or the car. They hoped through witnesses or surveillance cameras, it will lead them to whoever is responsible.

Anna Sena said she is afraid to even get her mail since she has to step out on the road.

 "I’m afraid and I’m trying to get my mailbox put on my side of the street or at least put on my door," said Sena of Glastonbury.

Cars speeding has become a complaint for many.

"People don’t care! They never stop at that stop sign here. Hardly ever. They just breeze right through. So as I say, I’ve never seen traffic like we’ve had now," added Sena.

In New Haven, a 55-year old man was hit and killed by a car on Wednesday and another one took place in Vernon on Tuesday night.

"They found an adult female victim in the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. The operator of the vehicle had remained at the scene," said Lt. William Meier of the Vernon Police Department.

Police said 66-year old Maria Oltheten was hit and killed. In both of those cases, the drivers stopped.

The woman in Glastonbury has not yet been identified. If you witnessed the incident or have any additional information, you are urged to contact Glastonbury Police immediately.