Lyme Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run

State police have arrested a man in connection with an October 2017 fatal hit-and-run in Old Lyme.

Daniel Coffee, 36, of Lyme, turned himself in to troopers in Westbrook Monday morning.

Coffee is accused of hitting 19-year-old Yeison Gomez Cruz as Gomez-Cruz walked along Boston Post Road near Sill Lane in the early morning hours of October 30, 2017.

Coffee left the scene of the incident but was found a short time later, according to state police.

Gomez-Cruz was rushed to the hospital but died several days later.

Coffee is charged with misconduct with a motor vehicle, evading responsibility (death), and possession of less than 1/2 ounce of cannabis.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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