State Police Interview 'Person Of Interest' In Deadly Hit-And-Run

Aaron Kupec
October 11, 2018 - 11:12 am

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NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - State police say they have interviewed a "person of interest" in a deadly hit-and-run crash Tuesday night in North Stonington. Troopers were searching for an SUV that fled after striking a woman-- leaving her with fatal injuries on Route 2.

"Detectives are in consultation with the State Attorney's Office and the investigation continues," said a statement from police Thursday. "Several leads are still being investigated," they added.

Police say Krystal Riske, 25, of Pawcatuck was struck shortly before 7 p.m. and died of her injuries early Wednesday. The crash occurred just west of the Route 164 rotary, as Riske was walking along the right shoulder.

The vehicle, described as a dark-colored, possibly gray, mid-size SUV, fled westbound on Route 2, said police. It has passenger-side damage including a smashed headlight and missing side-view mirror.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact State Police Troop E in Montville at 860-848-6500.