A 14-year-old was critically injured when she was struck in a hit-and-run in Haddam Thursday night, according to state police, who said Friday night that they have located a vehicle and person of interest.
State Police Troop F received calls reporting an injured person lying on the side of the road on Route 81/Killingworth Road in Haddam around 10:38 p.m. and police found the teenager had been riding her bicycle north on Route 81/Killingworth Road when she was struck from behind. The driver left the scene, police said.
Based on evidence at the scene, police said they believe the suspect's car is a gray or silver 2006-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The vehicle likely has right front headlight damage, right front quarter panel and wheel well damage, officials said.
Police said Friday night that they had recovered a vehicle and identified a person of interest, but did not offer further details.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Trooper Mauriello at Troop F in Westbrook at 860-399-2100 ext. 8098.
The investigation remains active.