A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 84 in Danbury yesterday afternoon. State Police say the accident happened around exit 4 eastbound shortly before 4pm when a pedestrian was attempted to cross the highway from the center median.
There are 5 lanes in that area with Route 7 merging onto I-84.
The pedestrian, later identified as 77-year-old Mariano Canales-Hernandez of Danbury, was transported to Danbury Hospital where he later died of his injuries. The driver and a passenger of the vehicle involved in the collision were also transported to Danbury Hospital to be treated for possible injuries.
The highway was closed for several hours as emergency crews worked at the scene. The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Smith #1103 of Troop A at (203) 267-2200.