Pedestrian struck, killed by truck with plow attached in Bethany

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BETHANY, Conn. (WTNH) — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night in Bethany.

CT State Police said the incident happened around 5 p.m. in the area of 1070 Amity Road – a three-lane stretch of main road that, in certain parts, has a speed limit of over 45 miles per hour.

According to police, a male pedestrian was attempting to cross Amity Road when he was struck by a 1995 Chevy truck with a plow attached to it.

The pedestrian was later identified as James Skaarva, 60, of Bethany. Skaarva was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver was later identified as Henry Sarbieski, 63, of Naugatuck. He was not injured in the incident.

The road was closed for several hours while troopers investigated. The road has since been reopened.

This case remains under investigation.

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