Search Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Filtered Topic Search

State Troopers Investigate Two Fatal Pedestrian Crashes, Seek Additional Information




STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
 
Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2016
State Troopers Investigate Two Fatal Pedestrian Crashes, Seek Additional Information
FATAL CAR VS PEDESTRIAN CRASH #1:
    On December 22, 2016 at approximately 5:33 p.m. troopers from Troop I- Bethany responded to a
motor vehicle vs pedestrian crash on Route 8 South in the area of exit 27 in Naugatuck. 
    Upon arrival a male pedestrian was found to have been struck by a motor vehicle traveling on the northbound side of Route 8.  After the initial impact, the pedestrian was thrown onto the southbound side of Route 8 where he was struck by a second vehicle traveling on Route 8 South. 
    The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The operators of the vehicles were not injured.
     Anyone who witnessed the crash or who believes they may have any information is asked to contact Troop I - Bethany at 203-393-4200 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637. 
               FATAL CAR VS PEDESTRIAN CRASH #2:

    On December 22, 2016 at approximately 5:33 p.m. troopers from Troop A - Southbury responded to a motor vehicle vs pedestrian crash on I-84 East in the area of exit 7 in Danbury.
    Upon arrival troopers learned that a vehicle struck a female pedestrian in the left lane, and evaded the scene.  A witness followed the evading vehicle off exit 8 aiding in troopers making a quick apprehension. 
    The female pedestrian was transported to Danbury Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
    The vehicle operator, Roger Leblanc, was not injured.  LeBlanc was taken into custody and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Evading Responsibility, and Manslaughter 2nd with a Motor Vehicle.
     Anyone who witnessed the crash or who believes they may have any information is asked to contact Troop A - Southbury at 203-267-2240 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637.
Contact Us:

                                      Office:
860-685-8230                     Fax: 860-685-8301                 

                      Email: DESPP.Feedback@ct.gov                
      Website: www.ct.gov/despp

           facebook.com/connecticutstatepolice                 
    @CT_State_Police #ctstatepolice


An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer