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7/22/2018 - 7/22/18 Fatal MVA- Pedestrian Struck - Dixwell Avenue
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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 22, 2018

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO# 18-117



On July 20, 2018 at 6:48p.m. Hamden Police responded to the report of a “pedestrian struck” on Dixwell Avenue, in the vicinity of Old Dixwell Avenue.

Investigation revealed that Kristin Wilczynski, 50, of North Haven was attempting to cross the street, when she was struck by a motor vehicle that was driven by Courtney Bothwell, 28, of North Haven. Bothwell was traveling southbound on Dixwell Avenue and was merging onto Old Dixwell Avenue when the collision occurred. 

Hamden Police and Hamden Fire Rescue personnel rendered medical assistance. Wilczynski was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she died shortly thereafter. 

The Hamden Police Department Traffic Division is conducting the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Kevin Hall at (203) 230-4036.

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