|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2008
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH ON I-91 IN
On 09-03-08, at approximately 1:16 a.m., vehicle #1 (CT Reg 51C875, a 1990 GMC Sierra Utility Sweeper) was being operated by Richard Vargas (DOB: 03-17-69) of 80
As the driver of vehicle #1 merged onto I-91 N/B, traveling in the right lane, the vehicle struck an object that was lying flat in the roadway which the operator of Vehicle #1 believed to be a deer.
Operator #1 stopped his vehicle and in the area of impact and he observed that the object that he struck was a human not an animal. The operator called 911 and reported that his vehicle had struck the person in the road on I-91. State Police,
The Office of the
State Police are attempting to establish the identity of the victim so as to notify the next of kin. The incident remains under investigation.
State Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area of I-91 in
LT. J. Paul Vance