EAST HAVEN, CT (THECOUNT) — Rafael Arroyo Rivera, of New Haven, has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed by an 18-wheeler Tuesday night on Interstate 95 in West Haven, Connecticut.

Rivera, 34, was named by State Police as the man killed in a hit-and-run crash on I-95 southbound in East Haven on Tuesday evening.


Authorities say, Rivera was attempting to cross I-95 with another person, when he was struck by a Semi-tractor near Exit 51 around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Semi-truck did not stop and fled the scene.

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 fled the scene. source

The tractor trailer cab is described as white and has brown lettering on it. It may have front end damage.

Anyone with information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

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