Woman arrested after pedestrian fatally struck in Bridgeport

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Moniece McNeil (Photo: Bridgeport Police)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– A manslaughter arrest was made Friday after a man was struck and killed by a car while walking in Bridgeport.

Police say that at around 1:32 a.m., officers responded to 430 Barnum Avenue where a man was struck by a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, while crossing the street west of its intersection with East Main Street.

According to police, 27-year-old Moniece McNeil was driving the car and was found to be intoxicated.

McNeil was arrested and charged with manslaughter with a motor vehicle and insufficient insurance. She was held on $150,000 bond.

The victim was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where he was pronounced dead due to blunt force trauma. Police identify the victim as Jose David Alamo-Diaz, 39, of Stratford.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact police at 203-576-7640.

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