A Hartford man is dead after being struck by a car on Interstate 84 west on the Bulkley Bridge in East Hartford Thursday night, according to state police.
Police said the victim, Bryan Nagel, 49, was crossing from the north shoulder to the south shoulder around 7:50 p.m. when he was struck by a car near exit 51.
Nagel died of his injuries.
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The driver, identified as Kari Ostvik, 61, of Burlington, was not injured.
Traffic was backed up onto Route 2 and on the nearby Founders Bridge while police closed lanes to investigate the accident. The highway has since reopened and traffic is flowing.