Police Identify Victim of Fatal Hit-And-Run in Middletown

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Police have identified the woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Middletown Wednesday night.

Brooke Rich, 41, of Middletown, was crossing Washington Street at the intersection with High Street when she was hit around 9 p.m., according to police.

She later died of her injuries.

The driver took off down West Street, according to police. Investigators described the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored four-door sedan with heavy front end damage.

Witnesses said a second vehicle also hit Rich, police said. Investigators are looking for that vehicle and driver and hope that person may be able to give them information about the accident.

Rich worked for Bon Appetit Management Company, Wesleyan's food service provider, according to the company.

"We are devastated by this tragic accident, we will always remember the joy that Brooke brought to everyone with her smile, kindness, and frequent changes to her hair color," said Michael Strumpf, Bon Appetit Management Company Resident District Manager.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Middletown police.

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