Students Mourn Classmate Killed in Hit-and-Run

A 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car in Middletown.

Monday, Dec 10, 2012  |  Updated 9:19 AM EDT
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A Clinton mother wants answers after her 15-year old daughter was killed in a hit-and run Friday in Middletown.  Police are searching for the driver and the victim's mother wants the person responsible for taking her daughter's life to face justice.

A Clinton mother wants answers after her 15-year old daughter was killed in a hit-and run Friday in Middletown. Police are searching for the driver and the victim's mother wants the person responsible for taking her daughter's life to face justice.

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Mourners Gather at Clinton Church for Hit and Run Victim

Dozens gathered Sunday night, to pay tribute to Cailyn Bassett, who was killed after a hit and run Friday in Middletown. Police are searching for her killer.
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Counselors will be at the Morgan School in Clinton all week to help students deal with the death of a classmate, Cailyn Bassett, 15.

Bassett was walking along Saybrook Road in Middletown on Friday, on her way to meet friends, night when she was hit by a car, police said.

The driver fled and Bassett’s family is hoping someone can help find the person responsible for her death.

"There’s nothing, there’s no witnesses. Nothing,” Cailyn’s mother, Stephanie Phillips, said. “I will never forgive this person. I want this person to hurt as much as I do right now.”

Bassett was the oldest of four children.

On Sunday night, the Clinton community gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton to remember her.

“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,” Jordan Langley, of Clinton, said. “One day, I was sick and she came and made sure I felt right.”

Middletown police are investigating and are asking for the public to speak up if they know anything.

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