Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Route 15 in Hamden: PD

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on a highway in Hamden on Friday night.

Officers were called shortly before 11:30 p.m. to Route 15 southbound for a report of a pedestrian walking in the right shoulder near Exit 61 in Hamden, Connecticut State Police say.

While en route, Troopers say they learned the pedestrian, later identified as 50-year-old Mark Bernardi of New Haven, had been hit by a passing car.

When they arrived, officers found the Bernardi in the median and the vehicle in the right shoulder.

According to police, Bernardi suffered fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Connecticut State Police are investigating the accident. Any witnesses are asked to contact Trooper Leary at (203) 393-4200.

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