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Manchester Republican Town Committee Chairman struck and killed by car

MANCHESTER — Police are investigating after a man was struck and killed on Hartford Road Tuesday evening. Manchester Police said they responded to reports...

MANCHESTER -- Police are investigating after a man was struck and killed on Hartford Road Tuesday evening.

Manchester Police said they responded to reports of a car crash involving a pedestrian at the Hartford Road intersection at Fairfield Street at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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Officials say the victim was a member of the Manchester Republican Town Committee.

The Connecticut GOP took to Facebook to confirm the unexpected death of 75-year-old John Deeb. He was the Town Committee's Chairman.

Police say Deeb was in the roadway unresponsive when officers arrived.

Police provided medical aid until paramedics were on scene. Deeb was rushed to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The scene is now cleared, but the driver of the vehicle involved is cooperating with police.

Officials say the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this accident are asked to contact Traffic Unit Officer Jonathan Sargolini at 860-643-3342.