Police in Hartford, Conn. arrested a man for the hit-and-run tragedy that killed a St. Johnsbury woman on March 31, 2022
Police in Hartford, Conn. arrested a man for the hit-and-run tragedy that killed a St. Johnsbury woman on March 31, 2022. Karanja Thomas, 45, of Hartford, Conn., was taken into custody on Wednesday by members of the Hartford Police Fugitive Task Force, Violent Crimes Unit and Auto Theft Task Force. Authorities believe he is the person who was driving a vehicle that struck three pedestrians at the intersection of New Britain Avenue and Henry Street. Among the victims was Jillian Hegarty, age 20, of St. Johnsbury, who was attending Trinity College in Hartford at the time. All three were transported to area hospitals. Hegarty succumbed to her injuries. The driver fled the scene. Investigative efforts by police in Hartford determined Thomas was the suspect in the crime. A felony arrest warrant was issued.