$10,000 Reward for Info About Fatal Hartford Hit-and-Run

The state is offering a $10,000 reward is for information leading police to the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Hartford last November, according to a release from the Hartford Police Department.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Nov. 24, 2013. Roberto Manuel Cruz, 34, was struck while crossing the street on Maple Avenue. He was taken to Hartford Hospital, where he died of his injuries, police said.

Police are searching for the driver involved in the crash. The offending vehicle is believed to be a gray four-door Infiniti G35 made between 2003 and 2006.

Police said the car’s front right bumper and hood would have been damaged, and the right headlight would have a broken lens and missing headlamp. The right front fender parking light would also be missing.

The car was last seen driving southbound from 700 Maple Avenue the night of the crash.

Gov. Dannel Malloy has approved the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office request to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, Hartford police said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Hartford Police Det. Candice Hendrix at 860-757-4226, or report an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS.

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