From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman:
Bridgeport Police have seized a white BMW X3 sport utility vehicle that is believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Dec. 4 on Boston Avenue.
“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,” said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett. Jr. “This is a major first step.”
Police located the vehicle Tuesday and spoke with the owner, who acknowledged being in the area of the crash, which occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 4. Video footage showed a BMW X3 make contact several times with the Subaru driven by Evelyn Agyei, 51, causing her to lose control and strike a tree. Agyei died in the crash. Her 11-year-old son survived and is expected to recover.
Family members and investigators had made a request to the community Tuesday asking for any information that could help detectives identify the vehicle. Assistance from the community helped lead detectives to the vehicle, which has damage that is consistent with what would have occurred in the crash.
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“Our detectives and traffic unit have worked tirelessly investigating the incident since the crash occurred. Our work is not yet done but, thanks to the community’s help, I believe we will bring justice to Evelyn Agyei and her family,” said Gaudett.
No arrest has been made at this time.
Police are working with the Connecticut State Police crime lab to analyze evidence connected at the scene and from the Subaru and BMW.
Agyei was driving to work with her 11-year-old son when the video shows the BMW make contact with her car several times, causing Agyei to lose control, leave the roadway and collide with a tree.
At this time, police are not identifying the owner of the SUV.
“I also want to again thank Evelyn’s family for their support and am so grateful to the community for not only assisting police in this investigation but also for the support it has shown to this family,” said Gaudett.