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Deadly crash happened after driver fled from police

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One person was killed in a crash in Bridgeport on Thursday afternoon (CT STATE POLICE) One person was killed in a crash in Bridgeport on Thursday afternoon (CT STATE POLICE)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

An innocent woman was killed on Thursday after the car she was in was hit by a person who fled from a traffic stop.

It happened on Railroad Avenue in Bridgeport.

Police said an officer had conducted a traffic stop on I-95 near Exit 26, a little before 1 p.m.

The operator stopped, but as the trooper approached, the driver fled the scene and hit a Toyota. The driver continued on and ended up hitting two pedestrians as well.

"I heard a big crash and I said Laurie that sounded like an accident," said Michele Tomczyk, who lives near the crash site.

Shortly after the crash, neighbors started running toward Michele, telling her that her sister had been involved in the crash.

“I came out and already they had her out of the car and they were giving her CPR,” Tomczyk said.

Her sister, Susan Tomczyk was behind the wheel of the Toyota.

"She was always upbeat always in a good mood," Tomczyk said.

Investigators say the driver of the Infiniti tried to run away but a police K9 tracked him down at a nearby house. Michele says Susan was so kind she would have already forgiven him, but she can't say the same.

The suspect's name has not yet been released.

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