BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– For weeks, the family of Evelyn Agyei has been waiting for a break in the case of the hit-and-run accident that took her life. Now, investigators are saying they have taken a major step forward in finding out who the driver could be.
“We’ve been called to the precinct and they told us they had a car and they had a suspect,” said Jonathan Agyei, Evelyn’s husband.
Police have seized a white BMW X3 they believe has damage “consistent with what would have occurred in the crash.” Officials with the Bridgeport Police Department say they have spoken to the owner of the SUV, who has told them they were in the area of the hit and run when it happened, adding, however, that no arrests have yet been made. The only details police are releasing at this time is that they have spoken to a woman about the case. The CT Post reports she is a correction officer at the Community Correctional Center on North Avenue.
Family and friends of 51-year-old Evelyn Agyei held a press conference Tuesday hoping to develop new leads.
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It was the morning of Dec. 4 when Evelyn was killed following the hit-and-run on Boston Avenue that was caught on a surveillance camera. A white SUV pushes Evelyn’s Subaru not once, but twice, and then takes off, sending her off the road and into a tree.
Agyei’s 11-year-old son Michael was in the car.
“I feel okay,” said Michael Agyei. “Sad, but I’m good.”
For the Agyei family, they say what police have uncovered is a good sign that gives them hope Evelyn’s killer will one day face a judge.
“Its been hectic for us, but I always say God is in control,” said Jonathan.
Police did not wish to speak on camera about the investigation but did say they are grateful for the community’s assistance, and that finding the SUV was a major first step in helping to bring the Agyei family closure.
A gofundme page has been set up to help Agyei’s family with funeral costs and other finances. To donate, click here.