- Associated Press - Thursday, July 6, 2017

POMFRET, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut say a car hit a woman and her 16-year-old son out looking for their missing dog, which was struck by a different car.

The woman was killed and her son was seriously injured. The dog also died.

It happened Tuesday night on Route 44 in the town of Pomfret.

Police say 35-year-old Mildred Garcia had gone to look for the dog after it bolted from the family’s home. The dog was struck by a car in the road.

Moments later, Garcia was hit and fatally injured by another car. Her son, 16-year-old Xavier Cubi, suffered serious injuries.

No charges were immediately filed.

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