Family of Couple Hit by SUV in Seymour, CT Pleads for Driver to Come Forward

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An 81-year-old husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather has died and his wife is fighting for her life after the Shelton couple was hit by an SUV in Seymour after they attended a service at a funeral home Friday night. On Tuesday, their families members made emotional pleas for anyone with information and the driver who struck them to come forward.

James and Barbara Tamborra, both 81, were hit while crossing Route 67 around 6:05 p.m. Friday in front of the Klarides Village shopping center.

Both were rushed to the hospital where James later died. Barbara remains in critical condition, according to police.

Seymour Police are looking for the driver who hit them and fled the scene of the crash.

Family members met with Seymour police Tuesday morning and made a public plea for the driver to turn himself or herself in.

The couple’s son, Ken Tamborra, said his mother is fighting for her life in the ICU.

The family of a couple in their 80s hit in a hit-and-run in Seymour is pleading for the driver to come forward.

He said his parents hosted holiday gatherings and he found the list of what his mother was planning on making for Christmas and she was looking forward to everyone coming over.

"This is a senseless tragedy," he said and asked anyone with information or who thinks they saw anything to come forward. He also asked for the person responsible to come forward.

"If you're the person that did this, please come forward, please give our family closure to this tragedy," Ken Tamborra said.

The family of a Shelton couple hit by an SUV in Seymour after they attended a wake Friday night wants the driver of the car to come forward. Their son asks anyone with information to come forward.

Police said an officer was helping the couple cross the street after attending a wake at the Miller-Ward Funeral Home. The oncoming car failed to stop for the officer directing traffic and almost hit the officer as well.

Officials are looking for a dark-colored 2014 to 2016 Acura MDX. The car was last seen driving eastbound on Bank Street toward Route 8.

It has heavy front-end and headlight damage on the driver's side.

The crash is being investigated by the Seymour Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team with assistance from detectives and Connecticut State Police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Seymour Police Commander Davis Parratt at 203-881-7610.

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