EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police continue searching for the driver and vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run Wednesday night in East Hartford.
Officers found 70-year-old George Tetteh-Quarshie, of East Hartford, lying in the road at the intersection of Main and Pitkin streets around 9:30 p.m. He was taken to Hartford Hospital, where police said he died from his injuries.
Police are looking for a silver Hyundai Elantra or Hyundai Sonata between the years 2011 and 2016 with damage to the front and driver’s side of the car, officials said.
The mayor of East Hartford issued a plea for drivers on Thursday.
“I implore you to slow down,” Mayor Mike Walsh said. “Let that person who you might otherwise hit — whether recklessly or simply driving too fast — let them live. Let them go home to their family, and it’s also life-changing for those behind the wheel.”
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information regarding the crash or suspect should contact Lt. Daniel Caruso at (860) 291-7571.
Editor’s note: Police initially misspelled the victim’s last name. This story has been updated with the correct spelling.