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Suspect In Fatal Truck Hit-And-Run In Bridgeport Arrested At Airport

The Bridgeport Police Detective Bureau is looking for assistance in identifying the driver responsible for a fatal hit and run that occurred on Wordin Avenue near Howard Avenue, on July 2 at 1:25 p.m.
The Bridgeport Police Detective Bureau is looking for assistance in identifying the driver responsible for a fatal hit and run that occurred on Wordin Avenue near Howard Avenue, on July 2 at 1:25 p.m. Video Credit: Bridgeport Police

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The driver of a tractor-trailer suspected of pushing a man out of the cab, running over him and killing him in a dispute Saturday over drug money in Bridgeport was apprehended at JFK Airport, the Connecticut Post reported.

The fatal hit-and-run occurred in an industrial area on Wordin Avenue between Howard and Hancock Avenues as the two had an "altercation" over drug money owed, the Post said. The victim was found dead in the roadway, the Connecticut Post said.

The unidentified suspect confessed and an arrest warrant was being prepared, the Post said.

Bridgeport police obtained and released video (above) from security cameras in the area showing the red truck pulling a white trailer moving through the area, then pausing for over a minute at a stop sign. The truck then left the scene north on Hancock Avenue.

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