MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)– The Manchester Town Committee Chairman was struck and killed by a car on Tuesday evening.
Police say that at around 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Hartford Road and Fairfield Street for a collision involving a pedestrian.
Upon arrival, the victim was found unresponsive in the roadway. He was then taken to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Connecticut Republican Party and Manchester police confirmed that the victim was 75-year-old Manchester Town Committee Chairman, John Deeb.
The driver of the vehicle involved in this incident remained on scene and is cooperating with police.
The collision remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed it is urged to contact officers at (860) 643-3342
The Connecticut Republican Party released the following statement on Deeb’s death:
“It is with much sadness we announce the unexpected loss of our Manchester Town Committee Chairman, John Deeb. Chairman Romano & everyone at CTGOP sends our condolences to the family and friends of John.
John was a great chairman who dedicated his time to Connecticut Republicans and his legacy will stay with our party forever.
Please join us in offering his family thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”Connecticut Republican Party