Police seize car wanted in hit-and-run crash that killed beloved ShopRite cashier in Stamford

The crash happened on West Main Street near Alvord Lane at 6:13 a.m. Tuesday.

News 12 Staff and Marissa Alter

Nov 22, 2023, 9:59 AM

Updated 236 days ago


Police have seized the red sedan they were searching for following a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a Stamford woman as she crossed the street.
It happened on West Main Street near Alvord Lane at 6:13 a.m. Tuesday. Police said 74-year-old Marie Jean-Charles had just gotten off the bus at the nearby stop.
In the early afternoon hours CARS investigators were given information from other police sources regarding a possible suspect vehicle. CARS investigators responded to the suspect address, which is not being given out at this time, and located the suspect vehicle. Investigators obtained a search warrant to seize the vehicle, which was secured at the Stamford Police Department headquarters.
News 12 learned Jean-Charles was a longtime and beloved cashier at the ShopRite that's in the area.
Police said the victim was crossing the street southbound and was hit by a car coming from Greenwich in the eastbound travel lanes.
Sgt. Jeffrey Booth described the victim's injuries as "horrendous" and told News 12 that based on them, the driver was likely going faster than the speed limit, which is 30 mph. He also said even though it was dark out, there is no way the driver didn't realize he or she had been involved in "a vicious collision."
Stamford Police CARS thanked Stamford citizens that called and helped identify what year, make, and model of the vehicle, that information helped them develop a suspect vehicle.
Anyone who may have any further information on the crash is asked to contact the Stamford Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad at 203-977-4712.

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