Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Waterbury, police say

Amanda Blanco, Hartford Courant
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A pedestrian died Friday night after he was struck by a car while crossing Chase Ave. in Waterbury, police said Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the area of 62 Chase Ave. at 9:11 p.m. for a report of a person hit by a vehicle. They discovered that a man, 41, had tried to cross the avenue from the southbound side of the road towards the north side. As he walked into the left east bound lane, the victim was struck by a Honda Civic.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene by a paramedic at 9:32 p.m., said police, who noted the driver of the Honda remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded and took custody of the deceased. The office will confirm the victim’s identity and determine the manner and cause of death.

Police said the investigation is open and active. Anyone who has information about the accident is asked to call Officer Girouard of the Traffic Services Unit at (203) 346-3975 or police dispatch at 203-574-6911.

Amanda Blanco can be reached at ablanco@courant.com.

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