Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed UConn student

November 6, 2021 GMT

SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 20-year-old University of Connecticut student crossing the street last month.

Frederick Seymour, 58, of Windsor Locks was charged with evading responsibility and operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, police told the Hartford Courant on Friday.

Seymour was in custody on $750,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

It could not be determined Saturday if Seymour had an attorney.

Meghan Voisine was fatally struck on the night of Oct. 23 as she and her friends were crossing a street in Suffield, said Police Chief Richard Brown.

Seymour turned himself in at the Suffield Police Department early Friday morning and confessed as police were preparing a warrant for his arrest, Brown said.


“This case isn’t by any means done or closed because of the arrest,” the chief told the newspaper. “We’re doing some further investigation.”

Seymour had borrowed the vehicle he was driving that night. When the owners saw a Facebook post with the police department’s description of the vehicle that was involved, they called police, Brown said.

Seymour had previously been arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license in December 2019, according to court records. He was convicted this year and received an unconditional discharge in September, according to the newspaper.