(Pomfret, CONN. / CBS Connecticut)– A woman is dead, and a teenager fighting for his life after the two were hit by a car in Pomfret Tuesday evening.

According to Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications, the two were hit on Route 44 (Mashamoquet Road) around 10 p.m. State police say Mildred Garcia, 35, of Pomfret Center was pronounced dead at the scene; the other, Xavier Cubi, 16,  was taken to Day Kimball Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the two were in the travel portion of the roadway, near the intersection with Route 97, tending to their dog, which had been hit by another vehicle.

The road was closed till about 3:30 a.m. while authorities continued to investigate. Identities of the victims are not being released at this time.


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