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Man killed in East Haven accident identified

East Haven police are asking drivers to avoid the area of North High Street between Grannis Street and Gloria Place. The I-95 Exit 52 offramp is closed.

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — Police have identified the male pedestrian that died after being involved in an accident on Wednesday night in East Haven.

The victim was identified as 74-year-old Nicholas Marino of New Haven.

At around 6:32 p.m., the East Haven dispatch center received a call from a driver who said they hit a pedestrian in the 600 block of North High Street. 

Upon arrival, East Haven Police located an unconscious man. Police began life-saving measures until East Haven Fire Department personnel arrived and took over, police said. 

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Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Pedestrian. Please avoid the area of North High Street between Grannis Street...

Posted by East Haven Police Department on Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Preliminary investigation revealed that Marino parked his car along the northbound lane shoulder of North High Street and crossed the street, crossing over the southbound lane where he was struck by a car traveling southbound in the southbound lane. 

Marino was pronounced deceased on the scene.

According to police, the driver remained on the scene and was not injured. They are also cooperating with the investigation. They have not been charged with any violations. 

North High Street remained closed for several hours while the South-Central Connecticut Traffic Unit (SCCTU) investigated the crash.

Witnesses are still asked to contact the investigating officer Detective Jon Trinh if they have any information to share regarding this incident at jtrinh@easthavenpolice.com.


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