The pedestrian who was fatally struck by two cars on I-84 East in Southbury around midnight last night was the suspect in a stabbing in Newington. State police identified the pedestrian as 52-year old Ricky Izzard of Milford. Newington Police then said he was identified as a suspect in an attack on a woman in a parking long Wednesday night. The victim sustained serious stab wounds.
Last night's accident happened between the Exit 15 ramps. Troopers say two vehicles were travelling in each lane of the highway when the pedestrian, who was standing in the shoulder, began crossing the travel lanes headed northbound. The drivers, a 27-year old Waterbury man and a 51-year old Waterbury man, who sustained suspected minor injuries, remained on the scene after crash.