Meriden man killed in New Year’s Day crash

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a car on Route 15 in Meriden.

Connecticut State Police say that just before 6:30 a.m. Friday, 54-year-old Cesar Bonet of Meriden pulled over to the right shoulder of Route 15 north, just past exit 68W, to help another motorist who had struck a deer.

Bonet was standing in the right shoulder when he was struck by a car. Bonet was taken to Midstate Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

The driver, 36-year-old Jorge Munoz-Palacios of East Hartford was taken to Hartford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

State police say both vehicles required a tow. The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Troop I in Bethany.

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