Hartford PD: Suspect apprehended after car strikes and kills one, injures another


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Hartford Police Department is investigating a deadly hit-and-run on Park and Washington Streets early Thursday morning, where two people were struck.

According to police, an SUV struck two pedestrians on Park and Washington Streets. The first victim was a 49-year-old woman who was in a wheelchair; she was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police. The second victim was a 59-year-old man who police said was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

Police say 34-year-old Raquel Vasquez of New Britain drove away from the scene. Police were able to apprehend her on Interstate-84 West near Exit 39.

34-year-old Raquel Vasquez of New Britain (Photo: Hartford Police)

Vazquez received multiple charges, including operating under the influence, evading responsibility, and manslaughter. Her bond was set to $400,000.

The identity of the victims have not been released.

Park and Washington Streets were closed for several hours.

This is breaking news.

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