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Young Woman Dragged, Killed in Greenwich Hit-And-Run

Police say the woman was dragged under the suspect's car through the Byram section of town as he made his escape.

The William Street municipal parking lot in the Byram section of Greenwich where a woman was struck by a car early Dec. 28, 2013. Photo credit: Barbara Heins
The William Street municipal parking lot in the Byram section of Greenwich where a woman was struck by a car early Dec. 28, 2013. Photo credit: Barbara Heins

By Barbara Heins

A 21-year-old Middlebury woman was struck by a car and killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Byram section of Greenwich and killed.

According to police, the woman was hit and dragged by the car through the Byram section of Greenwich, creating a grisly accident scene. The trail of the accident, in the form of a thick coating of sand and the remnants of road flares in the roadway, could be seen late Saturday morning from the William Street municipal parking lot, down the hill to Mill Street to the Hasco building. 

Police are seeking the public's help in trying to find the driver of the car that left the woman in the street.

Witnesses say they saw numerous police and fire department units in the area videotaping the scene, with generators and trucks with powerful lights illuminating the scene as officers gathered evidence. The scene had to be cleansed by the Greenwich Fire Department and sand and salt spread throughout the neighborhood before it could be reopened to traffic, according to witnesses.

According to witnesses, police reviewed security videotapes to try and develop more information that would lead to the identity of the driver and the car.

Greenwich Police have released this update on what is now described as a fatal hit-and-run accident in the Byram section of Greenwich.

Here is the Greenwich Police statement issued late Saturday evening:

“The female pedestrian struck by a hit and run driver in Greenwich this morning has died of her injuries. She was a 21-year-old student from Middlebury, CT. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

The victim was retrieving items from a vehicle parked in the William Street lot when the suspect vehicle entered the lot and struck her. The suspect stopped briefly and then fled the area dragging the victim beneath the car.

At this time, the make and model of the suspect vehicle is unknown. It is believed that its primary color is dark red or cranberry. It is low to the ground and may have tinted windows. 

The suspect is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, with short brown buzzed cut hair. He is tan with good skin, brown eyes, and brown eyebrows. He is skinny and appears to be young. He was last wearing a long sleeved shirt with a gold chain and cross.

Anyone within information is asked to contact the Greenwich Police Department, Officer Roger Drenth, at 203-622-8014.

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