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Jogger struck and killed in Cheshire

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A 76-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car while he was jogging in Cheshire on Monday afternoon, police said.

The fatal crash occurred on Mt. Sanford Road between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.  and involved a commercial dump truck.

The entire length of Mt. Sanford Road will be closed for about three hours and could possibly reopen around 6:30 p.m. Mt. Sanford Road is a major thoroughfare during rush hour, according to police.

Police said Benjamin Feinn was a Cheshire resident who lived at 180 Remus Road.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as George Matar of 16 Monroe St., Milford, and is cooperating with police, who said no arrests have been made.

The fatal crash remains under investigation by the Cheshire Police Department. However investigators told Eyewitness News it appears to be an "unfortunate incident."

"It's terrible. You never want to see that. It's awful, very sad," said Ian Freeman of Cheshire.

Police said Feinn was killed instantly after running in the road, and they added that speed is not considered to be a factor in the investigation.

Freeman said Mount Sanford Road does not have any sidewalks, and "it basically just comes down straight. It has a pretty good curve," and then there is a horse farm and another straightaway and then it curves at the end of the road.

Judy Sullivan, of Cheshire, also said the road has a large curve "and sometimes cars take it too quickly. They come around too fast."

Sullivan added that the road is narrow.

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