At around 8 p.m. Thursday night, dispatch received several calls regarding a female attempting to cross the highway Route 25/8 near exit 5.
Investigation uncovered that the female was struck by a dump truck traveling on the highway and injuries were fatal. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The pedestrian was identified as Maria Mendoza-Robles, 54 of Bridgeport. No other information has been released of Mendoza-Robles.
Operator of the dump truck fled the scene and the accident is still being investigated.
Police are asking if anyone as information regarding the accident to contact Troop G at 203 – 696 – 2500