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Victim identified in fatal Pawcatuck hit-and-run

PAWCATUCK — The man found by the side of the road on Route 2 on Friday morning, after being hit by a vehicle, has been identified as Grover Moree, 51, of Robinson Street.

Stonington police, the Pawcatuck Fire Department and the Westerly Ambulance Corps responded to a call at 5:11 a.m. Friday, reporting the hit-and-run accident.

Moree was found on Route 2 near Route 78 and was transported by Lifestar air ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital at 6:13 a.m. Friday, according to Stonington Police Capt. Jerry Desmond.

Moree died from the resulting injuries.

No arrest has been made in the case. Stonington police are looking for the driver of a gray car that hit Moree and left the scene. The detective division is also involved in the investigation.

Anybody with information regarding the accident is asked to call the police at 860-599-4411.

— Leslie Rovetti

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