Man struck by driver in New Milford identified by police
NEW MILFORD, CT (WFSB) - A man was killed from being struck by a driver New Milford on Thursday night.
Police identified the victim as 64-year-old John Capodanno of Bethel.
They said Capodanno was hit by a northbound driver in the area of 177 Danbury Rd. around 9:25 p.m.
When police arrived, they found the man in the roadway. He was pronounced dead on the scene by medics.
Witnesses told police that after he had been hit, the driver took off.
Police initially said the driver fled the scene. Later Friday morning, they provided updated information that said the driver was cooperating with the investigation and not hurt.
New Milford patrol officers reported that they found the vehicle involved at a nearby apartment complex and its driver was identified.
A portion of Danbury Road was closed to drivers over the course of the investigation.
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