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Pedestrian killed after being struck by tractor trailer in Plainville

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PLAINVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

A pedestrian died after being hit struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 84 in Plainville Monday morning.

The single vehicle crash was reported on the westbound side of I-84 between exits 33 and 32 just before 4 a.m.

State police identified the victim as 31-year-old Patrick Anthony Toscano of Plainville.

Troopers said Toscano was standing in the right lane when the tractor trailer hit the person. The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene.

The highway was shut down for the police investigation earlier in the morning. Drivers were asked to find alternate routes. They detoured around the crash by getting off at exit 33, then  taking Route 10 southbound and getting on at exit 32. 

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 860-534-1000.

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