Rob Polansky and Matt McFarland, WFSB, December 24, 2021
An arrest was made in a double deadly hit-and-run that happened at a funeral in Seymour earlier this month.
Police identified the suspect as Jair Irigoyen-Flores, 24, of West Haven.
Irigoyen-Flores he was arrested trying to flee the country to his native Mexico.
Irigoyen-Flores was charged with two counts of misconduct with a motor vehicle and evading responsibility involving a death.
James and Barbara Tamborra were crossing Bank Street on Dec. 10 when an oncoming driver struck the couple and kept on going, Seymour police said.
A Seymour officer had stopped traffic at the time and helped the couple cross the road.
However, the driver of a dark-colored Acura SUV sped through and hit the Tamborras.
Police said the driver briefly stopped, but ultimately sped toward downtown Seymour and likely got on Route 8.
James Tamborra, 81, succumbed to injuries at the hospital.