Video from a police dashcam help authorities capture the man suspected of hitting and killing a woman in East Haven on Saturday night, then fleeing the scene, police said. On Wednesday afternoon, the department released that video.
A police officer who was traveling through the Country House parking lot on the way to an unrelated call was the one to find 59-year-old Lynn Travisano lying in Foxon Road around 8:39 p.m. Saturday, according to police.
Travisano later died from her injuries at Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to police.
When police reviewed the video from the dashcam, they realized it captured a silver 2013 Chevy Silverado with front end damage driving away from the scene and authorities said that video played a huge part in apprehending the suspects.
Officers found the Silverado in New Haven and have charged 33-year-old Edward Santomassimo with evading responsibility, resulting in death, and interfering with a police officer, police said.
His passenger, 33-year-old Jeanna Suraci, has been charged with interfering with a police officer and hindering prosecution.
Travisano was the mother of two grown children and two grandchildren. Her funeral services are planned for next week.
Santomassimo's bond was set at $750,000, while Suraci's bond was set at $75,000.
Photo Credit: East Haven Police