Man struck, killed by driver on Lewis Avenue in Meriden

A person was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 691 west in Meriden.
Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 6:20 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2023 at 2:26 PM EST
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MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) - A person was struck and killed by a driver on Lewis Avenue in Meriden.

Meriden police confirmed to Channel 3 that it happened in the northbound lane of the road near the entrance to MidState Medical Center around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

They identified the 58-year-old man as Clarence Harkless from New Britain.

They said the man had injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

He was pronounced dead when they transferred him into the hospital.

A vehicle of interest was described by witnesses as a white SUV that headed north on Lewis Avenue.

The witnesses said the driver pulled over to the side of the road after it hit the man. A passenger exited the vehicle, looked around, then went back inside and the vehicle left the scene north on Lewis Avenue. The driver then turned left onto Kensington Avenue toward the Chamberlain Highway.

Anyone with information about what happened was asked to contact Meriden police.