[Updated 10:45 a.m.] West Hartford Police report that man struck and killed on South Main Street was visiting his family in West Hartford.
By Ronni Newton
West Hartford Police have identified the pedestrian struck by a pick-up truck on South Main Street Friday morning as Belford Adolphus Muir, 64, of St. Catherine, Jamaica.
Capt. Jeff Rose confirmed late Friday morning that Muir was visiting family in West Hartford. He had parked a Honda Accord on the northbound side of South Main Street and was crossing the road while assisting a family member with delivery of the Hartford Courant when he was hit by the driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck.
Muir treated at the scene by police and fire personnel and transported to Hartford Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.
The driver of the Dodge Ram has not been identified by police.
The incident remains under investigation and police said that South Main Street, between Elmfield and New Britain Avenue, would likely reopen Friday afternoon.
West Hartford Police report that a pedestrian has died after being struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up truck on South Main Street Friday morning.
According to Capt. Jeff Rose, the pedestrian was crossing South Main Street when he was hit by the southbound vehicle.
South Main Street between Elmfield Street and New Britain Avenue will remain closed for several hours as police continue their investigation, which Rose said involves doing measurements of the scene that cannot be done safely while the road is open to traffic.
According to police, a pedestrian on South Main Street was struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up truck at 6:38 a.m. near the intersection with Elmfield Street.
The pedestrian was initially given CPR at the scene by first responders and transported to Hartford Hospital. The extent of injuries was not initially available but police have now reported that the pedestrian has died.
The name and other details have not yet been released but police did confirm that the pedestrian was a male.
The driver of the pick-up has not been charged at this time but police are continuing to investigate.
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during the morning hours.
Updates will be provided when available.
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