Driver of stolen car wanted for evading fatal crash in Hartford

Hartford police cruiser (WTNH /George Roelofsen)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Hartford Police are searching for the driver of a stolen car who allegedly evaded the scene of a crash that left a 22-year-old woman dead on Monday night.

Police say at around 11:11 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Ward Street and Zion Street for a serious car accident involving three vehicles.

Upon arrival, the driver of one of the cars, a 22-year-old woman, was found suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was taken to Hartford Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Police have identified her as Reny Alfonzo-Jimeno.

The occupants of the second car suffered minor injuries in the crash.

According to police, the third car involved, a 2016 Toyota Tundra, had been reported stolen earlier in the day from New Britain. The driver of that stolen car, described as a Hispanic man, fled the scene of the accident on foot.

Police attempted to track him with a K-9 but he was not located.

The incident remains under investigation.

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