Hartford woman dies following hit-and-run, police charge teenager

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police have charged a teenager for the hit-and-run from earlier this month that killed a Hartford woman.

Police say on Saturday, 56-year-old Rosella Shuler died at Saint Francis Hospital. On July 18th, Shuler was transported to Saint Francis Hospital with critical injuries after police say she was hit by a vehicle on Ashley Street and Sigourney Street. Officials say the accident resulted in her losing both her legs.

Authorities say an autopsy is scheduled to confirm the cause and manner of her death.

According to police, the occupants of the vehicle, later determined to be stolen, had fled the scene before police arrived.

Officials say on July 28th, they issued an arrest warrant charging 18-year-old Deykevious Russaw of Hartford for many charges including, assault, evading responsibility and reckless driving. They say Russaw is already in custody for unrelated charges.

Police say this incident is an ongoing investigation. They say once new charges are validated, an arrest warrant will be issued and served at Russaw’s next scheduled court appearance.


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