Arrest made in deadly Stonington hit-and-run case

Jonathan Olsen.
Jonathan Olsen.(Stonington Police Department)
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 7:25 AM EST|Updated: Apr. 12, 2023 at 1:20 PM EDT
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STONINGTON, CT (WFSB) - Police made an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run that happened in an area of Pawcatuck in March.

Authorities said a cyclist was struck by a driver in the area of 210 South Broad Street on March 6. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver was traveling west on South Broad Street when it happened. The driver left the scene.

The victim was identified by police as 69-year-old Gary F. Piver of Stonington. He would have turned 70 the next day.

Police said 41-year-old Jonathan Olsen of Stonington turned himself in Monday on an arrest warrant.

Olsen was charged with evading responsibility and released on a $100,000 bond. He is due in court on June 15.

“We are aware that these cases have a large impact on our community and our residents want answers and information immediately. We fully understand that it’s imperative to keep the public informed but we also have to find the balance that will still allow us to provide a strong case to move forward with,” said Stonington Police Deputy Chief Todd Olson.