Police identify two 25-year-olds who died after being struck by a car

An investigation into the deaths of two 25-year old victims continues by 24-year old Michael Talbot.
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 10:34 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2022 at 5:43 AM EST
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STAMFORD, CT. (WFSB) - Stamford police said two pedestrians were killed when a 2022 Mercedes struck them.

The collision occurred Saturday morning around 2 A.M. at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Main Street.

Two 25-year old Stamford residents walked westbound across Washington Boulevard.

Police said the pedestrians were believed to have been in the crosswalk.

The Mercedes traveled southbound on Washington Boulevard colliding with the two individuals.

On impact, both pedestrians were thrown into the northbound lanes south of Main Street.

The vehicle didn’t come to a complete stop immediately after the collision.

The operator of the vehicle stopped a few moments after north of 888 Washington Boulevard with visible heavy damage.

According to the police, the operator of the vehicle was Michael Talbot, a 24-year old Greenwich resident who attempted to flee the scene on foot.

Witnesses helped direct police to the suspect.

Officers found the suspect hiding behind a dumpster in the rear of a building on Relay Place.

The pedestrians were transported to Stamford Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries from the crash.

Police identified the victims as Stamford residents Giovanni Vega Benis and Yuliana Arias Lozano.

The operator of the vehicle was sent to Stamford hospital for minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Police said they are still gathering all the facts from the collision including whether speed and intoxication were a factor.

At this time, there are no charges filed against the Talbot.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to contact police at 203-977-4712

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