Pedestrian Marileidy Morel Araujo, 32, killed and driver Declan P. Kot, 22, arrested in hit-and-run collision on Redding Road in Fairfield, Connecticut

Modified Date: 
Wed, 07/15/2020 - 1:09pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, July 4, 2020

Fairfield police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run

The responsible vehicle is described as a Green Jeep Wrangler with its top off and doors on with a large American Flag flying from the rear of the vehicle. It was last seen traveling northbound on Redding Road at a high rate of speed.

Easton man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed Fairfield pedestrian on Fourth of July

Declan P. Kot, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with seven offenses, including felony misconduct with a motor vehicle, after leaving the scene of the crash that killed 32-year-old Marileidy Morel Araujo on Saturday night.

Police: Driver accused of fatal hit-and-run in Fairfield had been drinking

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Kot admitted he had been driving his pickup after consuming six alcoholic drinks.

Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Marileidy Morel Araujo
Declan P. Kot
Redding Road

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