A woman attending college in Connecticut was killed Thursday night, struck by a vehicle as she was walking

A woman attending college in Connecticut was killed Thursday night, struck by a vehicle as she was walking. Jillian Hegarty, who turned 20 in February, was a student at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and was walking with two other college students about 11:30 p.m. Thursday when a vehicle drove into them. Hegarty was a resident of St. Johnsbury and a 2020 graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, where she was an active member of the student body. Lt. Aaron Boisvert, from the Hartford Police Department, reported that the vehicle immediately left the scene after hitting the pedestrians. A subsequent police investigation led to the discovery of the vehicle in New Haven, but the search for the hit-and-run driver continues. Hegarty and the other victims, both female, ages 19 and 20, were all taken to hospitals in the area. Hegarty, who was unresponsive at the crash scene was pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital. All three students were members of the Class of 2024. The tragic news of Hegarty’s death came to the Academy community the same day as a memorial service at South Church on campus for Jeremiah March, who was an employee at the Academy. March died on March 25, the 10th anniversary of the day beloved Academy teacher Melissa Jenkins was killed. “Too much tragedy,” Dr. Howell said in an email. “But the community here is so strong.”

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