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Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run in CT involving pedestrian

Police are looking for the driver of a car that sustained heavy windshield damage during a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in Stamford early Tuesday.

The crash was reported at 6:13 a.m. on West Main Street, near the Alvord Lane junction, where a 74-year-old man was struck by a red sedan heading east, according to the Stamford Police Department.

The victim, a Stamford resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been identified.

The police department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad is investigating the crash.

Investigators believe the victim was crossing West Main Street, walking south, when he was hit by a motorist “traveling at what is believed to be a high rate of speed,” Stamford police Sgt. Jeffrey Booth said in a statement. The driver involved did not stop following the collision and continued eastbound, according to Booth.

“This was a devastating crash, which caused heavy damage to the vehicle’s windshield and possibly deployed the airbag, along with causing horrendous injuries to the pedestrian,” Booth said. “There is no way that the operator of the vehicle did not know that he or she had been involved in this vicious collision.”

Police on Tuesday released multiple photos of the vehicle — which also sustained front-end damage — that they say was involved. The make and model of the car is not yet known.

Booth said police do not have a description of the driver.

Anyone with information on the driver or the vehicle has been asked to contact the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad at 203-977-4712.

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