Police: Driver in fatal Milford hit-and-run turns himself in

Police said the tractor-trailer driver wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Milford has turned himself in.

The crash occurred on Main Street at South Bow Street, where a 65-year-old woman was struck as she was leaving the bank. The driver did not stop and police used surveillance camera footage to find the tractor-trailer.

Police said the driver showed up at State Police barracks 35 miles away and said he was the driver they were looking for. Police are now trying to find out if he even knew he struck someone.

The victim was identified as Constable Barbara Clement. Friends said she had been in the National Guard for decades and was well-known in Milford.

“She loved everybody,” said Robert Phillips, who added that he and his wife Nancy have known Clement for 40 years. She served as maid of honor at his wedding 35 years ago. “She would help you no matter what happened.”

“It’s very difficult and my sons are at the house and they’re also very upset,” said Nancy Phillips.

It is not known yet if the driver will be charged for leaving the scene.

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