Hit and Run (vehicular)

State Police: More Collisions This Holiday Weekend Than Last — Four Deadly Ones

State Police: More Collisions This Holiday Weekend Than Last — Four Deadly Ones

Troopers responded to more crashes on Connecticut roads over the long holiday weekend than they did last year at this time, state police said Tuesday.

Four people, two of them pedestrians, died, they said. One of the pedestrians was struck by a hit-and-run driver who police say was driving while under the influence. The other pedestrian was a 14-year-old boy.

State police said they investigated 528 crashes from 12:01 a.m. Thursday to 11:59 p.m. Monday, compared to 461 during the same period last year. Roughly the same number of people died both years in that span. Last year, five died.

Fifty-eight of the 2016 crashes involved injuries. Last year, people were injured...

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