UPDATE: New Canaan Police Release Name of Victim Pinned Under Vehicle as 71-Year-Old Woman

This article was written by Mike Dinan and originally published on sister site NewCanaanite.com

UPDATE Thursday, March 29, 11:30am: New Canaan Police have identified the deceased person found pinned and non-responsive beneath a motor vehicle on Tuesday as 71-year-old Rye Brook, N.Y. resident Kathleen Hofer. Police, firefighters and EMTs rushed to a South Bald Hill Road residence at 11:58 a.m. on March 27 on a report of a victim beneath a vehicle.

The New Canaan Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit investigation is ongoing, according to a press statement from Lt. Jason Ferraro, NCPD’s public information officer. The state Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine cause of death, he said.

In New Canaan, an individual found pinned beneath a vehicle and non-responsive at a South Bald Hill Road around midday Tuesday has died, police confirmed.

At about 11:58 a.m. on March 27, officials with the New Canaan Police, New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps and New Canaan Fire Department were dispatched to the northeastern New Canaan residence, according to a press bulletin issued by Police Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer.

There, they found the victim underneath the vehicle and determined him or her to be deceased, Ferraro said. It wasn’t immediately clear how long the victim had been there, he said.

An investigation is ongoing, Ferraro said, and no further information will be release regarding the identity of the deceased, pending notification of family members.