44-year-historic man struck, killed while going for walks dog in Vernon; police catch automobile-of-interest

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — Vernon police are investigating a pedestrian crash that took the life of a native father Tuesday night.

The incident happened on Phoenix highway between Lake and Church Streets.

simply before three p.m., police pointed out forty four-year-historic Andrew Aggarwala became strolling his domestic dog, Ollie, close his domestic when he become hit by way of a motor vehicle. Police observed his dog took off, as did the driving force who hit him.

Responding officials spoke of they discovered Aggarwala, a father-of-two, in cardiac arrest on the aspect of the road. He turned into said dead on the scene.

Police are asking for any surveillance video from homes on Phoenix highway, Church road, Warren Avenue, Washington road, Birch road, Lake road, Taylor street, and any others in the close local. they are chiefly attracted to video from 2:forty five p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Wednesday, most effective news eight cameras were rolling as investigators surrounded a car in connection to the lethal hit and run.

Vernon Police said they have seized a car-of-interest at a checkpoint that was determined on Phoenix highway very near the incident. The car turned into draped with a tarp to hold any facts on the windshield or the body of the automobile and towed away.

They pointed out there was a driver within the vehicle at the time of the seizure, but they won’t have any individual in custody at present.

“we’ve groups of investigators still out amassing facts and conducting interviews, and gathering extra video photos,” stated Lt. William Meier. “[We are] gathering evidence, pals of facts if applicable. we are still analyzing the video, we have had a few americans come ahead with the video that we’re . So it continues to be a extremely active investigation.”

Animal control officers had been making an attempt to locate Ollie for the reason that the incident. he’s white and black.

“The Vernon Police department drone unit did return to the scene this afternoon and spent a few hours searching for the lacking pup, thus far the search has been unsuccessful,” Lt. Meier added.

Aggarwala turned into standard within the Vernon community for his volunteer work as a early life sports train. He led the Vernon Soccer club and become lively with different adolescence sports organizations.

“The Vernon Soccer membership offers its heartfelt condolences to Andrew Aggarwala’s household,” club President Keith Hodson pointed out. “Andrew was well-loved amongst our membership and may be overlooked. Andrew become a dedicated board member, teach, and friend to all who knew him. He become recognized with varied awards for his volunteerism and neighborhood involvement. Andrew became to be the recipient of our 2020 Volunteer of the 12 months for his dedication to the city of Vernon and its youth. Our hearts smash for his wife, kids, and the whole family unit. each and every of us who knew Andrew became definitely blessed by his form, warm, and precise personality.”

He goes on to claim “we’re heartbroken for each person concerned.”

Jesse Krisoff of the Vernon Soccer club added, “The man didn’t be aware of much about soccer even when he begun. He’s just one of these guys who stepped up as a result of we essential him and the kids obligatory him within the group. And that’s the variety of man he is.”

Police say the investigation is terribly a whole lot nevertheless lively.

those with information, or video, are asked to contact police at (860) 872-9126.