SOUTHBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A 52-year-old man who was fatally struck by two cars on I-84 East in Southbury is accused of a stabbing in Newington.
State police said Ricky L. Izzard of Milford was standing on the right shoulder near the Exit 15 ramp then started crossing the travel lanes, walking north, at around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Izzard was hit by the car traveling in the right lane then by the car in the left lane, according to investigators. He was pronounced dead on scene.
One of the drivers sustained minor injuries.
Both drivers stayed on scene, according to state police.
After the crash was reported, Newington police said that the man killed on the highway was a suspect involved in a stabbing in their town Wednesday night.
On Dec. 29, Newington Police responded to Bradford Commons on Willard Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. for the report of a person stabbing. When officers arrived, they located a woman in a parking lot who was suffering from serious stab wounds.
The suspect in the stabbing was identified and later determined to be Izzard, according to Newington Police.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Trooper Lopez #765 at (203) 267-2200.
The area of Exit 15 was closed due to the investigation but reopened just after 4 a.m. Thursday.