Police ID 84-Year-Old Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run in Glastonbury

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An 84-year-old woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in Glastonbury on Thursday.

The accident happened just after noon in the 400 block of Griswold Street, according to police, and the vehicle involved left the scene, police said.

Police believe the 84-year-old victim, Valda Dienavs, of Glastonbury, was crossing the street to get the mail when she was hit.

Shocked neighbors said speeding has been a problem on the street.

"I just can’t believe this. The lady literally crosses the street to check her mail and that's how she goes," said John, who lives in the area and works from home.

"It was senseless. I understand accidents happen but for that person to leave the scene, you get whatever's coming to you," he added.

Police have not released a description of the vehicle at this time.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is being asked to call Glastonbury police at 860-633-8301.

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