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Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Fatal Accident



    Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Fatal Accident
    NBC Connecticut

    Police have identified the car that may have hit a Connecticut College student before fleeing in the early morning on Friday.

    A cop on his way home from the midnight shift spotted a 2015 Chrysler 200 with "debris" on it parked in Waterford, New London's police chief Peter Reichard said. The driver is being cooperative so far. 

    Friday morning police received a 911 call about a body on the side of the road of Route 32 just after 2 a.m. The driver had fled the scene.

    Officers found the student, identified as Anique Ashraf, unresponsive on the northbound side of the road.  He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Ashraf, who was from Lahore, Pakistan, was a member of the class of 2017 at Conn College, according Katherine Bergeron, the school's president.

    "He was a person with deeply held convictions who lived life to its fullest. We mourn the loss of this gifted young life, and send our deepest condolences to Anique’s family and to his many close friends in our community," Bergeron said in an email to the Conn College community.

    Police are now looking for the driver who hit Ashraf. The vehicle involved should have heavy front end damage, police said.