Teen killed, another injured when car hits them

Teen killed, another injured when car hits them

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died and another teenager was injured when they were struck by a car while crossing a street in Danbury.

Police say Rebecca Draper Townsend of Brookfield died after the accident Thursday night on Lake Avenue near the Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University. She was a recent graduate of Immaculate High School in Danbury.

Authorities say Townsend’s friend and fellow Immaculate High School graduate, 17-year-old Benjamin Arne of New Fairfield, is in serious but stable condition at Danbury Hospital.

Police say a 23-year-old woman from Brookfield was driving the car that hit the teens. No charges have been announced.

The accident remains under investigation.

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