Police in Hartford, Conn., have not located the person who drove into three college students last week

Police in Hartford, Conn., have not located the person who drove into three college students last week, killing a beloved St. Johnsbury resident and 2020 Academy graduate. Jillian Hegarty, 20, was killed Thursday night while walking with two friends from Trinity College when an SUV struck them as they were crossing a street. The driver immediately fled the scene. All three were transported to area hospitals. Hegarty succumbed to her injuries. Another of the students suffered serious injuries, and the third was treated for minor injuries. Video surveillance recorded the crash, and police were able to locate the vehicle, but not its driver. The search continues. Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert said in an email Wednesday afternoon that there is no update to the investigation. Hegarty’s death is a significant loss to her college community in Hartford and for the St. Johnsbury community. Trinity College held a vigil in the campus chapel last Friday, and the Academy is hosting a celebration of life ceremony in Fuller Hall this Friday. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Trinity’s president, wrote, “Jillian Hegarty was special … And to lose her — a student, a classmate, a daughter, a teammate, a friend — at such a young age and in such a tragic fashion is heartbreaking. There is no other way to describe it.” At the Academy and throughout the community, Hegarty made her mark. Headmaster Dr. Sharon Howell noted in a statement that she was a “perfect role model.”

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