missing dog discovered safe after fatal hit-and-run of Vernon father; police investigation continues

*THE VIDEO listed here IS FROM A outdated NEWSCAST*

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — A pup that went lacking after the fatal hit-and-run of a father and soccer coach Tuesday evening in Vernon has been safely recovered.

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

just earlier than three p.m., police said 44-12 months-historical Andrew Aggarwala became strolling his domestic dog, Ollie, close his domestic when he become hit with the aid of a car. Police spoke of his dog took off, as did the driving force who hit him.

Responding officers pointed out they found Aggarwala, a father-of-two, in cardiac arrest on the side of the road. He became pronounced useless on the scene.

Lt. William Meier tells information 8 that a team of officers is spending the Thanksgiving break processing every thing gathered as much as this factor. He says they are inspecting evidence, going through interviews and surveillance video, and doing bureaucracy.

Police are still soliciting for any extra surveillance video from buildings on Phoenix road, Church road, Warren Avenue, Washington road, Birch street, Lake highway, Taylor street, and any others in the near local. they’re peculiarly drawn to video from 2:forty five p.m. and three p.m. on Tuesday.

Wednesday, handiest information eight cameras had been rolling as investigators surrounded a car in connection to the lethal hit and run.

Vernon police suggested they have got seized a automobile-of-pastime at a checkpoint that turned into determined on Phoenix highway very near the incident. The vehicle became draped with a tarp to hold any proof on the windshield or the physique of the automobile and towed away.

They talked about there changed into a driver within the car on the time of the seizure, but they don’t have anybody in custody at this time.

the hunt to find Ollie Animal handle officers worked to locate Ollie. “The Vernon Police branch drone unit again to the scene Wednesday afternoon and spent several hours attempting to find the missing doggy…” Lt. Meier delivered.

On Saturday, November 28, Vernon police released a press release announcing that Ollie had been discovered on Brighton Lane — below a mile away from the scene of the deadly accident — and lower back to members of the family.

“There changed into a big community response in searching for Ollie. Police have been in touch with the family who has expressed their deepest gratitude to all these involved in locating Ollie,” the observation examine.

Aggarwala turned into frequent within the Vernon community for his volunteer work as a formative years activities teach. He led the Vernon Soccer membership and was energetic with different youth activities companies.

“The Vernon Soccer club offers its heartfelt condolences to Andrew Aggarwala’s household,” club President Keith Hodson mentioned. “Andrew become well-cherished among our club and may be ignored. Andrew was a committed board member, train, and buddy to all who knew him. He became identified with multiple awards for his volunteerism and community involvement. Andrew became to be the recipient of our 2020 Volunteer of the 12 months for his dedication to town of Vernon and its formative years. Our hearts damage for his wife, youngsters, and the total family. every of us who knew Andrew become truly blessed via his variety, warm, and actual character.”

He goes on to say, “we are heartbroken for everybody worried.”

Jesse Krisoff of the Vernon Soccer club brought, “The guy didn’t recognize a great deal about soccer even when he begun. He’s just one of those guys who stepped up as a result of we necessary him and the children necessary him in the community. And that’s the kind of man he’s.”

Police pointed out the investigation is terribly a whole lot nevertheless lively.

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