A 47-year-old woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Hartford Wednesday night has died, according to police, who said they seized the car.
The woman, Chante Tucker, of Hartford, was struck in the area of Albany Avenue and Garden Street at 10:47 p.m. and she was rushed to St. Francis Hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
She was listed in critical condition and police said Thursday morning that she was pronounced dead at 8:35 a.m.
Norberto Olmo was devastated to learn the news that Tucker didn’t survive after being hit by a car last night. Olmo manages the Hartford apartment complex Tucker lived at for about a year.
”I’m just shocked. It’s sad. It’s unbelievable. I couldn’t believe it…I worked closely with her, and she was a really good person.”
Olmo said it wasn’t unusual for her to be in that area.
”She goes down to Gardner Street or she’ll go down Edwards Street and she goes over to Albany Avenue. That was her basic routine every day.”
He told NBC Connecticut he hopes the person behind the wheel is compelled to do the right thing.
”Somebody who could hit somebody like that and just take off…I think they should turn themselves in.”
Detectives have been searching for a white four-door sedan, possibly a 2008 to 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, and said Thursday afternoon that they seized the car.
The intersection was closed for several hours and reopened just before 5 a.m. Thursday.