Clinton Girl Dies in Middletown Hit and Run

Cailyn Bassett, 15, was struck and killed while walking in Middletown. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, said police.


According to the Middletown Police Department's Traffic Unit, Cailyn Bassett, age 15 of Clinton, was struck and killed in Middletown on Dec. 7 at approximately 5:45 p.m.

She was in the vicinity of Saybrook Road and Coe Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle, said police. Other details such as the description of the vehicle and whether or not Bassett was alone, are not yet available.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Bassett was walking on Saybrook Road in Middletown, when she was struck and killed by a motor vehicle which then fled the scene, added police.

The investigation is continuing. Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the Middletown Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (860) 344-3264.

More information to follow as details become available.

irfield December 10, 2012 at 02:35 AM
condolences to the family on their tragic loss.
Fred Young December 10, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Thank you all for your stories & personal experiences with this truly remarkable person. You are making complete strangers see her as she was, and cause us to wonder what a fabulous adult she could have become. You and the world lost a marvelous member of our communal family. Sincere condolences to family & friends.
Kendra December 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM
When I hear about Cailyn's death I was so upset. She was such a great friend to me, everyday she would come up to me and compliment me. It is so hard to grasp the fact that she is completely gone. She used to come over my house everyday over the summer asking to hang out with me, unfortunately I spent the summer at my grandma's so I was never home. A couple years ago she helped me and my family decorate our Christmas tree. She was so much fun to be around, she had the ability to make everyone laugh. She will be missed dearly. Condolences to the family. Your in my heart and prayers.
Alex December 11, 2012 at 02:16 AM
This was just so sad . I remember one Christmas she came over and helped me decorate ... R.I.P Cailyn. Forever in our hearts .
Charlene Voyce December 11, 2012 at 03:30 PM
My thoughts are with Kailyn's family and friends. I hope our community can pull together and provide support and comfort in this time of sorrow.


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