Police: Driver kills 2 pedestrians in Stamford; detained after hiding in dumpster
A 24-year-old driver was arrested early Saturday morning following a collision that killed two pedestrians in Stamford.
Authorities say at around 2:05 a.m. at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Main Street, Greenwich resident Michael Talbot was driving a 2022 Mercedes and struck two 25-year-old Stamford residents, Giovanni Vega Benis and Yuliana Arias Lozano.
The force of the impact caused both pedestrians to be thrown into the northbound lanes of Washington Boulevard and south of Main Street.
According to Stamford police, the vehicle continued a short distance and came to a stop just north of 888 Washington Blvd., where the suspect then attempted to flee the scene on foot.
Witnesses pointed police officers in his direction, and they apprehended the suspect hiding behind a dumpster at a building on Relay Place.
The pedestrians he struck were pronounced dead at Stamford Hospital. The suspect was also transported to Stamford Hospital for claims of minor injuries.
No charges have been filed against the 24-year-old driver yet. However, Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police Department has stated that he is in contact with the prosecutor's office and expects criminal charges will be forthcoming once the investigation is complete.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad at (203) 977-4712.