Police ID Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run in Bethany

Connecticut State Police have identified the pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Route 63 in Bethany on Sunday morning.

Troopers said they were called to Route 63, on the Bethany and Naugatuck town lines, after getting a report of a pedestrian that was hit by a car around 7:30 a.m.

According to police, the vehicle fled the scene after the crash. A possible description of the vehicle is a dark green 1997-2001 Jeep Cherokee with front end damage, including a right broken or missing headlight.

Naugatuck Police said the pedestrian who was hit has died. Officials have identified the pedestrian as 25-year-old Tony Pires Goncalves, of Derby.

Officers shut down Route 63 from Clark Road to Edwards Road in Bethany and asked drivers to use alternate routes. The road was closed for several hours.

The crash is under investigation by Connecticut State Police.

Anyone with information that can help investigators identify the operator or the evading vehicle is asked to contact Troop I in Bethany at (203) 393-4200.

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