Pedestrian killed in Hartford hit-and-run

HARTFORD —  Hartford police said a Hartford woman was killed in a hit-and-run at Albany Avenue and Garden Street late Wednesday night.

Initially, police reported that 47-year-old Chante Tucker, a city resident, was dead, but revised that statement a few hours later. They say that at the time of the incident, medical crews could not find a pulse or vital signs. She was rushed to Saint Francis for treatment, where she was pronounced dead at 8:35 a.m.

Police say the incident happened just before 11 p.m., and the road was closed overnight.

Police say the car that struck the pedestrian was a white, four-door sedan (possibly a 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu). The car fled the crash scene westbound on Albany Avenue.

The road is closed where the incident happened. Detective sand the crime scene division are investigating.

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