Friends Pay Tribute to Clinton Hit and Run Victim

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Clinton community honored the memory of a teenage girl killed in a hit and run crash. Her name was Cailyn Bassett; she was struck while walking along a street Friday in Middletown.

    It was a very emotional night, as dozens gathered at the St. Mary’s church in Clinton to pay tribute to the 15-year-old who was struck while walking along Saybrook Rd. The driver didn’t stop.

    The teen’s mother said she was on her way to meet friends at the time.

    Those who knew Bassett are mourning her loss.

    “She just blossomed into this beautiful girl who had friends and spoke her feelings, and was…nice to everyone she found,” said Jordan Langley.

    Langley and Jocelyn Couture said they’ll remember Bassett as a person who was generous and helpful.

    “I’ve known her since sixth grade. We used to be on the bus together. We used to have a buddy system. If we’d get bullied, we’d look out for each other,” said Langley.

    “One day I was sick, and she came and made sure I felt right,” said Couture.

    Police have few clues in the case. Friends hope justice is served.

    “I just hope they come forward and say they did it…It’s messed up to the family, not knowing who did it,” added Couture.

    Counseling services for students who knew Bassett at The Morgan School will be available this week.