EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - State Police have identified a man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 95 southbound in East Haven on Tuesday evening.

Rafael Arroyo Rivera, 34, of New Haven was struck and killed by a tractor trailer near Exit 51 around 10:30 p.m.

The tractor trailer was traveling in the center lane of the highway when two pedestrians attempted to run across the highway.

Rivera was struck by the tractor trailer, which left the scene.

The highway was closed for over five hours, but has since reopened.

The tractor trailer cab is described as white and has brown lettering on it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Troop G at 203-696-2500.

While helping state police at the scene, East Haven police said two of their cruisers were struck by another tractor trailer while parked on Frontage Road.

A K9, Ace, was inside one of the cruisers at the time. Ace was not hurt.

No one was hurt in that incident and the driver of the tractor trailer remained at the scene.

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