Police have tracked down the SUV they believe to be involved in a hit-and-run that killed a mom and injured her 11-year-old son in Bridgeport earlier this month and are questioning a correction officer in connection with the crash, according to a source close to the investigation.
Although police have not made any arrests in the death of 51-year-old Evelyn Agyei on Dec. 4, police said that finding the white BMW X3 SUV that hit her car is a big step in the right direction.
"We are grateful for the community's assistance. Our goal is to bring justice to Evelyn and hopefully some comfort and closure for her children, husband and loved ones. This is a major first step," said Bridgeport police Chief Joseph Gaudett, Jr., in a statement Wednesday.
Bridgeport police said investigators spoke with the car's owner, who admitted to being in the area of the crash on Boston Avenue the morning of Dec. 4.
"Somebody came to tell them, 'This is the car. We saw it on the news,'" said Evelyn Agyei's husband Jonathan. "We thank that person very well."
A source with knowledge of the investigation said that woman has been a correction officer at the Community Correctional Center on North Avenue in Bridgeport for 15 years.
Surveillance footage shows the BMW striking Agyei's Subaru several times, forcing her car off the road and into a tree.
Connecticut State Police and Bridgeport police are working together to process evidence from the scene. No charges have been filed and police have not released the name of the BMW's owner.
According to a source close to the investigation, police are likely to make an arrest.
Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department
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