Updated, 3/26, 7:40 p.m.
Briefing reporters Monday morning, Police Chief Harry W. Rilling said investigators are probably a week or more away from determining whether a teenage driver should be charged after she struck a jogger who died of his injuries.
Regardless of the investigation's outcome, "It's a tragedy all around," Rilling said.
Rilling said physical evidence collected at the site of the accident must be examined and statements from witnesses obtained. Investigators will also consult with the state's attorney before considering bringing charges, he said.
Police were dispatched to the area of New Canaan Ave. and Forbell Dr. at 9:32 Saturday morning on a report of a pedestrian struck. They found a man who had been jogging down on the street, breathing but unconscious.
The man, 43-year-old Kenneth Dorsey of Norwalk, later died at Norwalk Hospital.
Rilling said a 16-year-old New Canaan female driver of a Toyota SUV struck Dorsey. She was at the scene when police arrived.
Asked about the circumstances of the accident, Rilling said Dorsey was either standing on the side of the road or jobbing. He said New Canaan Ave., which is state route 123, is a very busy road where motorist tend to drive faster than they should.
"That road, in my opinion, is not meant for jogging," Rilling said. "It's not a safe road to be a pedestrian on; there are no sidewalks."
Rilling said an officer trained in accident recreation was called to the scene along with the forensics truck used by detectives to collect evidence. Although it's a state road, he said state police are not involved in the investigation.
Police have reportedly identified the jogger who was struck and killed by an SUV on New Canaan Avenue Saturday morning as 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey of Norwalk.
According to a report in The Hour of Norwalk, Dorsey was running southbound on New Canaan Avenue Saturday morning when he was hit from behind by an SUV driven by a 16-year-old New Canaan girl.
Police have not charged the 16-year-old, who reportedly pulled over and dialed 911 immediately after the accident occurred.
A jogger was reportedly and killed on New Canaan Avenue (Rte. 123) in at about 9:30 a.m., Saturday, by an SUV driven by a 16-year-old girl.
According to a breaking news report in The Hour of Norwalk the 44-year-old male jogger died Saturday after being transported to with serious injuries.
The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was unconscious but breathing on his own when Norwalk firefighters arrived on scene, according to the report, citing statements made by officials from the Norwalk Fire Department.
Police reportedly closed the road to traffic during their initial investigation into the accident, which occurred in the southbound lane near #229 New Canaan Ave. — less than a half mile from the New Canaan town line. The 16-year-old reportedly stopped her SUV at the scene and was being detained be police as investigators took measurements, according to the report. The girl has not been identified.
Patch will provide updates as more details become available.