Elderly Woman Hit by Car in Meriden Has Died

(Meriden, CONN. / CBS Connecticut)– An 87-year-old woman has died of her injuries after being hit by an SUV in Meriden Thursday evening.

Police say Maria Opalacz of Meriden was found lying near the Stop & Shop on Broad Street shortly before 7:30 pm. A Ford Edge driving northbound on Broad Street struck the woman. She suffered injuries to her legs, midsection and head.

The driver of the Ford Edge, Charles Crook, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Police continue to investigate.

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