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Clinton Girl Dies in Middletown Hit and Run

Cailyn Bassett, 15, was struck and killed while walking in Middletown. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, said police.

According to the Middletown Police Department's Traffic Unit, Cailyn Bassett, age 15 of Clinton, was struck and killed in Middletown on Dec. 7 at approximately 5:45 p.m.

She was in the vicinity of Saybrook Road and Coe Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle, said police. Other details such as the description of the vehicle and whether or not Bassett was alone, are not yet available.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Bassett was walking on Saybrook Road in Middletown, when she was struck and killed by a motor vehicle which then fled the scene, added police.

The investigation is continuing. Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the Middletown Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (860) 344-3264.

More information to follow as details become available.

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