Vernon police asking for surveillance photos following lethal hit-and-run

VERNON, CT (WFSB) — An investigation continues after a man was struck and killed by a vehicle in Vernon on Tuesday afternoon.

On Wednesday, police pointed out they’ve a car of hobby of their possession. Police talked about no one is in custody and the investigation continues. 

It took place just before 3 p.m. on Phoenix street.

Police spoke of the automobile concerned took off from the scene after the man turned into struck.

He changed into later identified as 44-yr-historical Andrew Aggarwala. He changed into stated lifeless when emergency crews arrived.

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Andrew Aggarwala

based on police, Aggarwala become strolling his dog a short distance from his domestic when he become struck.

After the incident happened, the dog ran off and remains lacking. Police accept as true with the dog, named Ollie and described as being a black dog with white feet, ran towards the Rails to Trails.

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Detectives seeking witnesses and video from home surveillance cameras of the crash scene and surrounding streets, including Church highway, Warren Avenue, Maple Avenue, Washington highway, Birch highway, Lake street, Taylor street, or any regional local. 

Police mentioned they’re certainly trying to find video captured between 2:forty five and 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Aggarwala turned into normal within the Vernon neighborhood, mainly in the Vernon Soccer club.

“we’ve a massive hole in our hearts, and we’re not bound how we’re going to circulate forward devoid of Andrew,” mentioned Keith Hodson, president of the Vernon Soccer membership.

“The Vernon Soccer membership offers its heartfelt condolences to Andrew Aggarwala’s family,” club President Keith Hodson said. “Andrew became smartly-cherished amongst our club and may be overlooked. Andrew was a committed board member, coach, and pal to all who knew him. He become diagnosed with distinct awards for his volunteerism and community involvement. Andrew was to be the recipient of our 2020 Volunteer of the yr for his dedication to the city of Vernon and its formative years. Our hearts spoil for his wife, youngsters, and full family unit. every of us who knew Andrew were definitely blessed by way of his form, heat, and genuine personality.”

He also has two babies who attend the local college district.

any person with counsel is requested to contact Vernon police.