City news release:
An 87-year-old male pedestrian, who was struck at the intersection of Prospect Street and Myrtle avenue early this morning (Saturday), has died from his injuries.
William “Frank” Godwin of Park Avenue, suffered head, chest and pelvic trauma as a result of the accident, which took place at 6:30 a.m. He was transported to Bridgeport Hospital, where he died of his injuries at 11:45 a.m.
The operator of the vehicle that hit Godwin, Venzinia Colon, 42, or Atlantic Street, remained at the scene, and is cooperating with investigators.
Bridgeport Police Officer Fernando Oquendo came upon the accident on his way to work. He stopped and rendered medical assistance prior to the arrival of medics and notified ECC of the accident.
Colon, who was driving a Dodge Grand Caravan, was traveling east on Prospect Street, at the intersection of Mrytle Avenue, when she hit Godwin.
The Bridgeport Serious Crash Investigation is conducting the investigation. Senior Traffic Investigator PO Pete Garcia is the lead investigator and is being assisted by team members, Lieut. Tom Minar and PO Ed McKiernan. Captain Robert Evans was the at-scene supervisor.
There has been no arrest. Police are continuing their investigation.