Former New Canaan track star injured in hit-and-run crash

A former New Canaan high school track star is recovering after being seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Rhode Island Thursday. Police say Charles

Police say Charles Austen Deery, 20, was filming a documentary on the side of a road in Cranston, Rhode Island around 6 p.m. when a silver car hit him. The car then fled the scene.

Police say Charles Austen Deery, 20, was filming a documentary on the side of a road in Cranston, Rhode Island around 6 p.m. when a silver car hit him. The car then fled the scene. (10/7/16)

NEW CANAAN - A former New Canaan high school track star is recovering after being seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Rhode Island Thursday.

Police say Charles Austen Deery, 20, was filming a documentary on the side of a road in Cranston, Rhode Island around 6 p.m. when a silver car hit him. The car then fled the scene.

A witness told police that Deery, Brown University student, was flipped onto the hood of the car and fell into the road.

Deery's injuries are serious, but not life-threatening, investigators say. He suffered a broken collar bone and facial wounds.

 

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