Seymour PD: Hit-and-run kills husband, wife; police search for driver


SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH) — A car struck two pedestrians in a crosswalk in Seymour last week. Police have now confirmed the incident is considered a double fatal crash.

The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. on Friday Bank Street in front of Klarides Village shopping center. Officer Dedrick Wilcox was working the traffic detail at Miller-Ward Funeral home and was assisting two pedestrians, later identified as married couple James and Barbara Tamborra, both 81, of Shelton.

Police said traffic on the westbound side of Bank Street had stopped for the officer, however, when he tried to stop a vehicle traveling eastbound on Bank Street, it approached them at a high speed and failed to stop, disregarding the officer’s signals. The officer was able to move out of the way of the vehicle, but the car continued forward and struck the couple without stopping.

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Both victims were taken to Waterbury area hospitals via Seymour Ambulance. James later died due to his injuries, according to police. Barbara was initially listed in serious condition, but police said Wednesday that she has died from her injuries.

Police released surveillance footage, hoping someone will recognize the car involved. The video shows the car stopped for a moment and then sped away. Watch the video below.

Police said they are looking for a 2014 to 2016 Acura MDX. The passenger side headlight was struck and the headlight fixture was damaged, police said.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Seymour Police Department accident Reconstruction Team, along with assistance from the SPD Detective Bureau and CSP’s CARS Unit.

If anyone was in the area at the time or knows where the suspect vehicle is located, they are asked to call Seymour Police Department at (203) 881-7601.

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