51-Year-Old Hamden Woman Killed in Hit-And-Run

A 51-year-old Hamden woman has died after a hit-and-run early Sunday morning.

Officers said the woman  was crossing Dixwell Avenue near Morse Street shortly before 2 a.m. when she was hit by a dark-colored SUV in the right, northbound travel lane.

The SUV did not stop after it hit the woman and continued northbound on Dixwell Avenue, according to police.

A witness described the SUV as possibly a hunter green Chevy Trailblazer from 2003-2007. Police say the vehicle should have front-end damage on the passenger side. Some vehicle debris was also found at the scene.

The woman who was hit was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later died. Officials have not released the woman's name.

Any witnesses to the accident should call police at (203) 281-8222.

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