Arrest made in 2016 hit-and-run crash in Milford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Arrest made in 2016 hit-and-run crash in Milford

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Amanda Keane was seriously injured in a 2016 hit-and-run crash. (submitted) Amanda Keane was seriously injured in a 2016 hit-and-run crash. (submitted)
MILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Police said they've cracked the case of a nearly yearlong hit and run investigation in Milford that left a local waitress with serious injuries. 

Amanda Keane was hit by a vehicle after leaving her job as a waitress at Bridge House Restaurant on Aug. 28.  Police said Keane was about to get in her car on Bridgeport Avenue when she was hit by a car. 

Police said the impact of the crash launched her 10 feet and doctors had to put Keane in a medically-induced coma.

Milford police charged 30-year-old Antonia Monique Pierce with assault, reckless driving, and evading responsibility.

Keane has since recovered, but she says with her brain injury, she's not the same.

“I don't want this to be the accident that shattered my life,” Keane said. “It’s made huge changes and shattered the foundation of my life, but I want to be able to rebuild my life someway since this happened."

Police were able to obtain surveillance video along with evidence including pieces of the car left behind and eventually got a big break.

"After a few months, a party came forward, it was wearing on him and he believed he knew who was involved in the accident and it kept running over and over,” Milford Police Officer Michael DeVito said. “He knew someone had a vehicle that fit that description and he thought the car had sustained some damage."

Pierce was released on a $10,000 bond.  She's has a court date for next month.

The employees at the Bridge House Restaurant raised money for Keane after the crash.  

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