Authorities said the vehicle was traveling southbound on I-95 between Exits 70 and 69 when the driver came across a pedestrian in the roadway. Police said the operator was unable to avoid the pedestrian who was later identified as 51-year-old Richard Dupre Jr. of Killingworth.
Dupre sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.
The incident is under investigation.
Free download: Access Connecticut breaking news, weather, stream newscasts live and more on-the-go with News 8 alerts directly to your phone.