Resident offers $500 reward for information about hit and run driver
Milford resident Edward Vanchot said his wife and daughter were in a car that was hit by a hunter green pickup truck traveling at a very high rate of speed Sunday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. on New Haven Avenue in Milford.
Vanchot is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the identification of the driver.
“Fortunately my wife and daughter were only shaken up and not seriously injured,” Vanchot said. But he is concerned because he believes someone could have been seriously injured.
According to an accident report, Vanchot’s wife said that she was stopped at a green traffic signal on New Haven Avenue at its intersection with Settler's Ridge Road, facing eastbound with her left turn signal activated, waiting for westbound traffic to clear in order to make the left turn onto Settler's Ridge Road.
She said the traffic cleared and as she began to make the left turn, a green pickup truck passed on her left hand side, crossing over the double yellow line, and made contact with the front driver side bumper of her vehicle.
The truck reportedly continued eastbound on New Haven Avenue and did not stop at any point.
The truck was a full-size pickup, darker green, that should have damage to the passenger side front end, according to Vanchot.
For the last week or so, the Vanchots have been canvassing the area with fliers asking area body shops and other businesses if they spot a vehicle matching the description to call the Milford police. Vanchot is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the identification of the driver.
The Milford police have a crime tip link that can be accessed here: http://www.ci.milford.ct.us/police-department
Vanchot can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org