Tragic Loss in Waterbury: Honoring the Memory of Barber Dwayne Hunter

Tragic Loss in Waterbury: Honoring the Memory of Barber Dwayne Hunter

It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news of the passing of Dwayne Hunter, a beloved barber in Waterbury, Connecticut. Dwayne's life was cut short in a senseless hit-and-run accident, leaving a void in our community that will be deeply felt.

The Incident

In the early hours of May 18, 2024, at approximately 2:12 AM, officers from the Waterbury Police Department (WPD) responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian. The incident took place in the area of 62 Chase Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. The victim, later identified as Dwayne Hunter, was transported to the hospital but tragically succumbed to his injuries.

The vehicle involved in the accident fled the scene, leaving investigators with the challenging task of identifying and locating the suspect. Through diligent efforts, the WPD has identified the suspect vehicle as a four-door Honda Accord, model years 2003-2007, with possible front-end damage and a missing driver-side mirror.

Community's Call to Action

The Waterbury Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is actively investigating this incident. They have successfully located the suspect vehicle, marking a significant step forward in the investigation. However, they are still seeking any additional information that could help bring justice to Dwayne and his family.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the suspect vehicle, please contact the CRU at (203) 346-3975. Every piece of information, no matter how small, can be crucial in solving this case.

Remembering Dwayne Hunter

Dwayne Hunter was more than just a skilled barber; he was a pillar of the Waterbury community. Known for his warm personality and exceptional talent, Dwayne made a lasting impact on everyone who knew him. His barbershop was a place where people not only received great haircuts but also experienced a sense of community and friendship.

Dwayne’s untimely death is a profound loss for his family, friends, clients, and the entire Waterbury community. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness, dedication, and professionalism. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him.

A Community United

In times of tragedy, it is crucial for communities to come together in support and solidarity. Dwayne’s death is a stark reminder of the importance of community and the need for justice. Let us honor Dwayne’s memory by coming together to support his family and to assist law enforcement in their investigation.

We extend our deepest condolences to Dwayne Hunter’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time. We also extend our gratitude to the Waterbury Police Department for their ongoing efforts in seeking justice for Dwayne.

Moving Forward

As we mourn the loss of Dwayne Hunter, let us also remember the importance of community, kindness, and justice. We urge anyone with information to come forward and help bring closure to this heartbreaking incident. Together, we can ensure that Dwayne’s legacy is honored and that justice is served.

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