Warrant held for man accused in fatal Southington hit-and-run - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Warrant held for man accused in fatal Southington hit-and-run


The Southington Police Department announced Friday that it now holds an arrest warrant for a man they believe is responsible for killing a woman and injuring two others in a hit-and-run in February.

According to the warrant, police allege that on Feb. 12, Edward Fascendini, 46, of Plainville, was driving in a pickup truck on Queen Street when he hit the three women who were walking along the shoulder of the road.

After the incident, police said Fascendini took off and fled the scene.

As a result of the hit-and-run, Yan giao Chen, 23, was killed and Hong Yang, 23 and Liu Huai, 23, were both seriously injured but recovered.

The Southington Police Department Accident Investigation Team, the Southington Police Detective Division, the Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad and the Connecticut Forensic Science Lab were all involved in this investigation and said that they were able to forensically link Fascendini's vehicle to the hit-and-run.

Additional information was also obtained through an informational checkpoint that was conducted by the Southington Police Department the night after the incident.

Fascendini is already in jail on unrelated charges and police said he will appear in court on May 9 to answer to the charges.

Anyone with additional information about the hit-and-run should call police.

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