HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver and car involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Hartford.

Officers responded to the intersection of Albany Avenue and Garden Street in Hartford just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday for the report that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.

Police found 62-year-old Rafael Ortiz of Hartford in the roadway, suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital, where police said he later died.

The suspect vehicle described as a gray, early to mid-2000’s Infiniti I30, fled the scene prior to officers arriving on scene. The crash was captured on C4 cameras and the suspect vehicle was caught on C4 cameras the day after the crash with damage to the hood and grill, police said.

The suspect vehicle was last seen with Connecticut license plate AZ98699, with a black hood and front bumper, police said.

The Hartford Police Crime Scene Division is asking for the public’s help in identifying the
driver and location of the gray Infiniti I30. Anyone with any information is asked to call lead
Detective Eric Lemke at (860) 757-4125 or HPD Tip Line at 860.722.TIPS (8477).