Derby police investigating fatal pedestrian strike on Route 34

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DERBY, Conn. (WTNH) — Derby police are investigating after a 57-year-old man was fatally struck on Route 34 early Friday morning.

Officers spoke with News 8, saying that  “the preliminary investigation does not show the operator to be at fault in the accident.”

Just after 12 midnight, Derby officers were dispatched to Route 34, on a report of a pedestrian struck by a car at Chapel Street. Emergency responders transported the victim to Yale-New Haven Hospital, but say the 57-year-old white male died on the way. Police are withholding his identity pending next of kin notification.

Route 34 was closed for about three hours while investigators documented the scene. The scene was cleared around 3:00 a.m.

If you witnessed this accident, or have any information that could help officers in their investigation, you’re asked to call Derby police at (203) 735-7811.

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