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Vehicle Of Interest Identified In Fatal Brookfield Hit-And-Run

Linda Richardson was killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking on Sandy Lane near Homestead Lane in Brookfield on Monday night.
Linda Richardson was killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking on Sandy Lane near Homestead Lane in Brookfield on Monday night. Photo Credit: GoFundMe

BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Brookfield Police have identified a vehicle of interest in a fatal hit-and-run on Monday evening that killed a 53-year-old woman.

Police said that Linda Richardson was walking near Sandy Lane Village, at Sandy Lane near Homestead Lane, when she was hit by a a car at around 6:10 p.m. Monday. The vehicle left the scene of the crash at a high rate of speed, traveling east on Sandy Lane to Old Gray's Bridge Road, police said.

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Police said Friday that they have identified a vehicle of interest. It was described as a gray or silver four-door sedan, with a turn indicator on the side or side mirror, police said.

The vehicle may have damage to the front bumper, hood, or windshield, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant O'Brien at (203) 740-4121.

A GoFundMe was set up this week to help the family pay for the funeral expenses for Richardson, who was disabled. Click here to support the GoFundMe campaign.

Richardson was born on July 4, 1964 in Bayshore, NY to the late Reginald and Helen (Brett) Richardson. She grew up in Bethel and graduated from Bethel High School before eventually making Brookfield her home with her longtime boyfriend, Jay Arsenault.

She enjoyed spending holidays with her family, time with her friends and playing with her nieces and nephews and watching them grow up. By far, Richardson's greatest love was for her son, Dylan.

Richardson was predeceased by her parents, Reginald and Helen Richardson. She is survived by her son, Dylan of Danbury; her sister Donna Richardson of Middlebury; sister Michele Richardson of Middletown, her brother Stephen Richardson (Custodian at Hawley School, Newtown) and his wife Kelly of Watertown; as well her nieces and nephews for whom she cared deeply.

The family would like to thank the public for their outpouring of support during this very tragic time. Linda was loved by many people and will be greatly missed.

Friends may call at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. All other services and interment will be private. To leave an online condolence visit www.honanfh.com .

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