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West Hartford Rotary Club Offering Reward in Hit and Run Case

The West Hartford Rotary Club is working with the West Hartford Police Department to offer a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect who fled the scene after fatally injuring an 89-year-old woman on Dec. 20, 2022.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police continue to search for the suspect or suspects involved in a hit and run incident on Dec. 22, 2022, which resulted in the death of 89-year-old Eugenia Yurovsky, and the Rotary Club of West Hartford is now assisting in the efforts by offering a reward.

President-Elect Rick Liftig said Assistant Chief Rob Riccobon attended a Rotary Club meeting several weeks ago and the discussion turned to the incident, and whether or not Rotary would be interested in sponsoring a “reward fund.”

“The Rotary Club voted immediately to contribute $1,000 and the proceeds of our weekly ‘Happy Dollars’ for the next month,” Liftig said.

Yurovsky was struck near the intersection of Boulevard and Whiting Lane, shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Police have issued several requests for information about the suspect(s) and the vehicle involved in the incident. On March 17, a news release issued by West Hartford Police indicated that “a possible motor vehicle of interest may include a 2010-2015 GMC type vehicle, which may have been involved. The fleeing vehicle likely sustained damage to the front driver side grille and bumper area.”

Police provided an image of the type of vehicle – though not the actual vehicle – which may have been involved.

GMC Terrain. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

“The Rotary Club of West Hartford is offering a $1,000 Reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for the person(s) responsible for the death of 89-year-old Eugenia Yurovsky,” the notice issued Friday states.

West Hartford Police are continuing to actively investigate the incident. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact West Hartford Police at 860-523-5203 or the Traffic Division at 860-570-8850, or contact police via the anonymous tip line email 860-570-8969 or by email at [email protected].

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