At 2:41 a.m., I-95 Northbound was shut down between exits 39B and 40 due to an accident involving a pedestrian. That accident has since been cleared and the highway has reopened.
Connecticut State Police say that Hyundai Elantra was broken down in the left lane of three lanes when a Toyota Camry, driven by 35-year-old Boris Shapiro, of New York, was traveling in the left lane.
According to police, the Toyota then struck a 24-year-old Javier Alfredo Lopez Marrero, of Tampa, Florida, who was standing near the disabled Hyundai.
Marrero was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His passenger, 20-year-old Genesis Nicole Santiago Pizarro, also of Tampa, was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Shapiro was not injured.
#cttraffic Troop G is investigating a pedestrian fatal which occurred directly after a two car accident on I-95 N/B, just S of exit 40 in Milford. All other involved parties sustained minor injuries. Left and center lanes closed. CARS Unit and DOT are on scene.— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) November 16, 2018
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed it is urged to contact troopers at 203-656-2500.