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According to State Police Route 63 is closed in Bethany following a motor vehicle accident. (WFSB) 

BETHANY, CT (WFSB)- 

One man is dead after he was struck by a car on Sunday morning in Bethany, troopers said.

Troopers from Troop I said 25-year-old Tony Pires Gonzalez was walking on Route 63, just north of Edwards Road at about 7:30 a.m. when, police said, he was struck by a dark green 1997-2001 JEEP Cherokee.

Gonzalez died from his injuries, troopers said.

Troopers are searching for the evading JEEP Cherokee which may have front end damage and a broken or missing headlight, troopers said.

Troopers are encouraging those with information on this crash to contact the Troop I barracks at 203-393-4200.

Stay with Channel 3 for updates.

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