Marconi: Driver blinded by headlights in fatal crash

Memorial site for Emma Sandhu on Ridgebury Road.

Memorial site for Emma Sandhu on Ridgebury Road.

The driver who struck and killed Ridgefield High School student Emma Sandhu on Friday night is a 24-year-old Ridgefield man, First Selectman Rudy Marconi said Monday afternoon.

The Ridgefield Police Department has not confirmed this information as the case remains under investigation.

“It’s going to be a while before anything is released,” said Captain Tom Comstock earlier in the day.

Mr. Marconi said that the driver was driving home on Ridgebury Road when the accident occurred.

“He did not see her,” he said. “He did not see any of the people that were with her because of oncoming car lights. After the collision, he pulled over to see what he had hit.”

It has been widely rumored that the teens walking along the roadside were leaving a party, but police did not respond to numerous requests for information Monday.

“There’s nothing to verify that at this time,” Mr. Marconi said. “The logical deduction though is that a lot of kids gathering at a house — it’s a party.”

The department had not provided daily logs from later than Thursday, March 13, as of Monday afternoon.

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  • sammy

    Enough with these stupid wild parties where teens can drink and smoke.. Wake up parents!

  • RIP Emma

    Emma was leaving a friends house and went outside to get in the car that was picking her up. Leaving a friends house or a party at 9:30 on a Friday night is not a crime nor is it a wild thing to do. What is wild and criminal is the complete disregard of the facts, blaming the victim and protecting the individual who couldn’t see a car on the side of the road or a group of people. I guess he must be related to someone pretty high up in the community. RIP Emma justice will come sooner or later-

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