Southington Hit-and Run-Victim Dies

A car hit three women walking along Queen Street Tuesday night, police said.

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    One woman is in critical condition and two others were injured in a hit-and-run.

    One of three women hit by a car in Southington has died.

    Yan qiao "Joanne" Chen, 23, died on Friday, according to police.

    Chen and two other women were walking on Queen Street when a car hit them near the Outback Steakhouse around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.  The car fled the scene, police said.

    The two other victims,  Huai “Emily” Liu and Yang “Rita” Hong, 23-years-old and of Southington, suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.  Liu remained hospitalized at St. Mary's Hospital in stable condition.  Hong was released from the hospital on Thursday.

    Police said the evading vehicle might have been an SUV, possibly white or red, and was last seen traveling north on Queen Street.

    Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call Officer Timothy Wilk at (860) 621-0101, (860) 378-1600 x2352 or send an e-mail twilk@southingtonpolice.org.