The state medical examiner's autopsy has determined Clinton teen Cailyn Bassett, who died Dec. 7 in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Middletown, died of "multiple, blunt-force traumatic injuries."
Middletown Police have collected evidence from a vehicle they suspect was involved in 15-year-old Bassett's death as the Morgan School 10th-grader walked along Saybrook Road.
The investigation, which is still ongoing, could take some time to complete, "due to the complicated nature of the case," Middletown Police Lt. Heather Desmond said. "This is not a cut-and-dry case."
Bassett was struck and killed in Middletown on Dec. 7 at 5:45 p.m., police said, near the intersection of Coe Avenue. She was walking to meet a friend that rainy evening.
“We have a vehicle of interest that is being processed with the Connecticut State Police major crime squad,” Desmond said on Dec. 11. Officers were led to the vehicle after obtaining video surveillance from the area, allowing them to “identify the vehicle that it would probably be,” she said.
The motor vehicle investigators seized is not a car, she said, but declined to offer information about it or the suspected driver.