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Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver Charged in Fatal Crash

Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver Charged in Fatal Crash
Fire officials said two people in their 70s were struck and one was killed on this stretch of Dixwell Avenue in Hamden Thursday night.

Police have arrested a man in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 67-year-old woman in Hamden last October.

Clinton police apprehended Akinei Burrus, 38, of New Haven, and Hamden police arrested him May 27 in connection to the fatal crash that killed Doris Gonzalez, 67, police said.

Gonzalez and her husband, 67-year-old Emilio Gonzalez, were on the way to their Hillcrest Avenue home when they were hit while crossing Dixwell Avenue near Haig Street at 8:10 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2014

Burruss fled the scene, according to police. 

Doris Gonzalez, a recent retiree from Covidien in New Haven, was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Emilio Gonzalez, who also recently retired from Coviden, was knocked out and taken to the hospital, but has been released, according to family members.

Police charged Burruss with felony evading responsibility and he appeared in court on Tuesday.