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Stamford police: Arrest in double fatal hit-and-run may be weeks away

Stamford police say an arrest may be weeks away in a double fatal hit-and-run that happened early Saturday morning.

Mark Sudol

Dec 6, 2022, 12:51 AM

Updated 564 days ago

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Stamford police say an arrest may be weeks away in a double fatal hit-and-run that happened early Saturday morning.
"It's especially worse around the Holidays absolutely," said Sgt. Jeffrey Booth.
The community and family members are remembering Giovanni Vega Benis and Yuliana Arias, both 25, of Stamford. They were struck and killed when crossing Washington Boulevard at Main Street in Stamford.
"He got out of the car and left on foot. We did have him that night. He was spoken to and brought to the hospital for his injuries," said Booth.
Police say 24-year-old Michael Talbot, from Greenwich, was driving the car that hit both of the victims. But they haven't made an arrest yet.
"There's going to be multiple search warrants that are going to be required for this case. Nothing ever gets done on the night of a crash like this. It's pretty much a homicide investigation at this point," said Booth.
Police say witnesses at the scene told them the victims were in the crosswalk when they were hit.
GoFundMe pages have been set up to help pay for the victims' funeral costs.
Police say it may be weeks before they get results from the medical examiner on both of these deaths. It will be important to their investigation.
Police say Talbot is in the process of hiring an attorney. They say he is not considered a flight risk.


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