Woman killed, teen seriously hurt after being struck by car in Pomfret

POMFRET, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman is dead and a 16-year-old boy is seriously injured after they were struck by a car in Pomfret Tuesday night.

Police say they were dispatched at around 11:00 p.m. on reports of a vehicle crashing into two pedestrians on 567 Mashamoquet Road. Police say 35-year-old Mildred Kovalus Garcia, of Pomfet, and 16-year-old Xavier Cubi were in the westbound travel lanes of Mashamoquet Road tending to their pet dog, who had just been hit by another vehicle, when they were struck by an Infiniti M35 sedan driven by 59-year-old Scott DeAngelo, of Bristol.

Related: One pedestrian dies, another has serious injuries after being struck by vehicle on Route 44 in Pomfret

Garcia was pronounced dead on scene and Cubi was taken to a hospital in the area with life threatening injuries. Police say DeAngelo and his passenger were uninjured.

The Pomfret fire department, K-B ambulance and paramedic, and Connecticut State Police all responded.

Route 44 was closed while officers investigated but reopened at approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call state police at 860-779-4900 ext. 2052.

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