Police identify woman, name withheld pending notification


Authorities have identified the woman who was struck and killed Sunday evening on the city’s west side.

Seymour police have not, however, released the name or age of the woman, pending the notification to the next of kin, Lt. John Watson said.

Police sought the public’s help in identifying the woman, and it took less than a day to determine her identity.

The department reached out to the public on Facebook, garnering 50 comments and 761 shares.

Police did not say how they were able to verify the woman’s identity.

Two witnesses, besides the driver who struck her, said the woman had been walking north of Tipton Street on the sidewalk and stepped into the right westbound lane of Tipton Street. The driver struck her shortly after she stepped into the roadway, Police Chief Bill Abbott said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Roger Wheeler.

The name of the driver, who has fully cooperated, has not been released at this time, Abbott said.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the prosecutor’s office, which is how every death investigation is handled, he said.

“There are no charges right now, and that’s normal protocol (to submit the case to the prosecutor),” Abbott said.

An autopsy was conducted Monday morning at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

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