Greenwich Police have released a statement regarding the investigation into the fatal motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision that occurred on April 17, 2016.
According to the statement, released by the Greenwich Police Press Information Officer, the investigation is progressing.
“In addition to being in possession of the vehicle involved in the collision, we have identified a suspected driver of the vehicle,” the statement said.
“Through ongoing consultations with the State’s Attorney office in Stamford, we anticipate applying for an arrest warrant relative to this incident in the near future. Until that time, the incident remains under active criminal investigation by the Greenwich Police Department.”
The statement concluded, “In recognition of the seriousness of this incident and to ensure that justice is properly served, we are doing our utmost to ensure a complete and thorough investigation.”
On April 18, Greenwich Police released a few details on the fatal hit and run fatality that took place on East Putnam Avenue by Hillside Road around 11:00pm the previous night, Sunday, April 17.
“The incident was called in by a Greenwich Police officer, who had just gone off duty and found the victim laying there in the road,” said Lt. Gray in the April 18 police briefing, who added that the initial investigation of the accident was done in the overnight hours, and would continue.
On April 19, Greenwich Police released the identify of the 43-year-old Greenwich man who was struck and killed. The victim was Ed Setterberg, 43, of Cos Cob.
The last hit and run fatality in Greenwich took place in 2013 when a car driven by Vyacheslay Cherepov hit and dragged 21-year-old Meghan Beebe about 1,000 feet from the William Street parking lot in Byram and down South Water Street.
We will update this story when more information becomes available.
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