Hit-and-run kills UConn student


STORRS, Conn. (AP) – A University of Connecticut sophomore who was struck in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday has died, UConn police said Monday.

UConn and state police have been looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck Carlee Wines, 19, of Manalapan, N.J., early Saturday.

Police say Wines was struck in a crosswalk just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

The driver of the vehicle fled toward Route 195. The vehicle is described as a white or light-colored Ford SUV or pickup truck that would have front-end damage.

UConn police said Monday that in their investigation they have spoken to thousands of people and stopped hundreds of vehicles Saturday night and early Sunday morning in an “informational roadblock.”

Police also said they have used e-mails and distributed and posted fliers in an effort to find the motorist.

Wines was a freshman majoring in pre-kinesiology, the study of the body’s movement, UConn officials said.

Her parents issued a statement Monday asking the motorist to step forward and requesting that anyone with information contact police.

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