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Police Release IDs Of Hit-Run Victims

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A sign outside Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A sign outside Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

Police in Bridgeport are releasing the names of two people injured this week in a hit and run crash.

Sixty-one-year-old Bennie Mae Smith was struck with her six-year-old niece, Diamond Battle Monday.

The two were attempting to cross Washington Avenue at Highland Street.

Two other youngsters crossed the street and were not hurt.

Police are on the lookout for a light-colored, large sized SUV, which fled along Washington toward Catherine Street.

The vehicle was missing a sideview mirror.

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