Bridgeport police released the identities of the two pedestrians who were injured in a hit-and-run incident Monday.  They are identified as Bennie Mae Smith, 61, and her niece Diamond Battle, 6. Both are Bridgeport residents. They were crossing Washington Ave at Highland Street when they were struck. Two other young children made it across the street safely and were not injured.

The responsible vehicle was described as a light-color, large-size SUV which fled north on Washington toward Catherine. It was missing a side mirror.  The investigation remains active and ongoing.

By Stephen Krauchick

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