Teen's cellphone seized in probe of fatal accident
NORWALK -- The cellphone of a 16-year-old girl whose vehicle struck and killed a Norwalk jogger Saturday morning on New Canaan Avenue has been seized by police, who are determining whether she was using it at the time of the accident, Chief Harry Rilling said at a news briefing Monday morning.
"We seized certain physical evidence to determine if it was being used at that time," Rilling said of the phone.
Rilling said the investigation of the 9:30 a.m. crash that killed 43-year-old Kenneth Dorsey is ongoing, and no charges have been filed against the New Canaan driver. He said witnesses have come forward and that officers schooled in accident reconstruction are piecing together what happened.
Dorsey had been on the busy artery between Norwalk and New Canaan when the car turned onto the shoulder and struck him, Rilling said.
"Everybody needs to be alert," Rilling said. "Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a situation where we do have distracted driving. Again, I'm not saying that is what happened in this case, but people need to be focused on their driving, and somebody who is going to be in an area that could possibly present a danger to them, needs to be alert and vigilant as well."
Rilling said the girl's car has been impounded.
"These kinds of things take a week, two weeks, maybe a little more," Rilling said of the investigation. "We consult with the state's attorney's office. We evaluate the evidence that we have and try to reconstruct the accident as closely as we can."