Berlin police identify vehicle suspected to be involved in fatal hit and run accident on New Britain Road

Published on Monday, 21 October 2019 18:37
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - A vehicle suspected to be involved in the fatal hit and run last week on New Britain Road has been identified by police.

Deputy Chief Chris Ciuci said in an email the suspected vehicle pictured is a pick-up truck. They are still trying to identify the operator and locate it, he added.

The truck was seen traveling through the parking lot of McDonald’s, 185 New Britain Road, Ciuci added. Damage on the vehicle would most likely be to the passenger side front end, Ciuci said.

Ciuci could not be immediately reached for more information on the suspect vehicle.

Last week, police identified the victim as Janine Wiktor, 58, with the last known address of 2030 Stanley St., New Britain.

Police arrived to the area of Prentice Place Condominiums, 319 New Britain Road, Wednesday night to find Wiktor was struck and fatally injured.

The vehicle was not at the scene when police arrived, they said. Police said they were notified of the incident by an anonymous caller of a road hazard around 10:40 p.m.

Anyone with information can call the department’s routine line at 860-828-7080. Leads can also be submitted directly to Officer Tom Bobok or anonymously at .

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Monday, 21 October 2019 18:37. Updated: Monday, 21 October 2019 18:39.