Police Seek Driver in Newington Fatal Hit-and-Run

Police are seeking the driver of a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 51-year-old New Britain woman on Friday night in Newington and possibly another crash in town.

Sonya Atkins died at an area hospital due to injuries sustained in a car accident she was involved in near the intersection of Willard Avenue and Robbins Avenue in Newington Friday night. Newington police responded to the crash at 8:12 p.m.

The driver of the other car involved in the accident,  a red/maroon 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck, ran from the scene, police said. Police are still searching for the driver, whose identity is unknown.

The Ford had a temporary registration plate in the back window and may have been involved in another crash in the Puerto Vallarta parking lot at 2385 Berlin Turnpike in Newington, police said.

Witnesses of the crash told police that the driver was a man wearing a backwards baseball hat, but did not have further details on what the person looked like.

Police ask anyone with information to call the department at 860-666-8445.

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