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Newspaper delivery man dies after being struck in West Hartford

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A person was struck by a vehicle on South Main Street in West Hartford Friday morning. (WFSB photo) A person was struck by a vehicle on South Main Street in West Hartford Friday morning. (WFSB photo)
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A West Hartford street is expected to be closed for hours after police said a newspaper delivery man was killed by a vehicle.

The victim was identified as Belford Adoplhus Muir, 64, of Jamaica.

He had been driving a Honda Accord when he pared on the northbound side of the street to deliver newspapers for the Hartford Courant.

"We're trying to locate any witnesses, anyone who saw the accident and we're going to conduct a complete investigation while we are down there," said Capt. Jeff Rose, West Hartford police.

Police said the crash happened near 502 South Main St.

The closure is between New Britain Avenue and Elmfield Street.

"South Main Street, between New Britain Avenue and Elmfield Street, will remain closed while the incident is under investigation," said Sgt. Daniel Moffo, West Hartford police. "At this time, I do not have an estimate for when the road will be reopened."

Initial reports were that the Muir was left with serious injuries. Police said CPR was initiated when they arrived shortly after 6:30 a.m.

Muir was transported to Hartford Hospital.

However, police said around 8:45 a.m. Muir died.

Drivers were urged to find an alternate route.

Police said they'll release more information as they get it.

The Hartford Courant released a statement about Muir's death around 11:30 a.m.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of everyone involved in today’s incident, which involved an independent delivery contractor,” said Andrew S. Julien, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Hartford Courant.

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