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Woman Killed In Hit-Run Crash In Hamden, Police Say

The 200 block of Paradise Avenue in Hamden
The 200 block of Paradise Avenue in Hamden Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Connecticut late on Wednesday, May 18, police said.

In New Haven County, a pedestrian was walking at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 along the 200 block of Paradise Avenue in Hamden when she was struck.

Officers from the Hamden Police Department responded to the scene at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, where they found a 37-year-old woman who had been hit by a driver who left the area.

The Hamden resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the preliminary investigation determined that the woman was struck by a vehicle that sustained front-end damage in the crash before fleeing the scene.

A spokesperson for the department said that investigators later recovered the suspect vehicle in the area of Hume Drive in Hamden, though it was unoccupied.

That vehicle was seized as part of the investigation, which is ongoing.

The 37-year-old victim’s name has not been released by police.

Anyone with information regarding the fatal hit-and-run or who may have surveillance video in the area has been asked to contact investigator Brett Ferrara at the Hamden Police Department’s Traffic Division by calling (475) 201-2127 or emailing BFerrara@hamdenpd.com.

This is a developing story. Check Daily Voice for updates.

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