Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run in New Haven

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NBCConnecticut.com

One man is dead and another is severely injured after a hit-and-run in New Haven Friday night.

The accident took place on the Tomlinson Bridge on Forbes Avenue between East Street and Stiles Street at around 10:30 p.m.

A car struck a scooter with two male passengers, aged 18 and 15, and then fled the scene, according to police.

The 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police.

Police said they found a car's front bumper, the scooter and the two scooter riders lying on the road when they arrived to the scene.

The car who struck the scooter was followed by a witness who relayed information to police on the location of the driver, police said.

Police located the 55-year-old driver and detained her in the area of Parker Place and Townsend Avenue.

The scene of the accident was temporarily closed but has since reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to call New Haven Police at 203-946-6316.

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