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Pedestrian Killed Saturday Night on Barnum Avenue in Stratford

Police identified the victim as a Shelton resident who was struck by a minivan.

Updated 4:18 p.m. Sunday

A pedestrian was struck by a Grand Voyager minivan and killed while crossing Route 1 Saturday evening, according to Stratford police.

Police identified the pedestrian as Todd Yezbick, 44, of Shelton.

A statement released Sunday afternoon said a patrol officer was flagged down by a passerby at 10:04 p.m. Saturday and informed of the accident.

Police said it appears that Yezbick was walking north across Barnum Avenue near Main Street when he was struck by the minivan that was traveling east.

and EMS personnel responded and transported Yezbick to Bridgeport Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No charges have been filed. The Stratford Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.

Anyone who has information about the accident is asked to contact Stratford police at 203.385.4158 or 203.375.TIPS (8477).

Updated ~1 p.m. Sunday

Stratford police report that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday evening at the intersection of Barnum Avenue and Main Street.

A police source said the accident was reported at 10:02 p.m.

The accident was still under investigation Sunday and no other details were available.

Our original report follows:

A pedestrian was reported killed in shortly Saturday before midnight, illustrating by motorists in town.

A report by WTNH Channel 8 said the male victim was truck by a vehicle on Barnum Avenue. No further details were reported.

George E. Mulligan May 06, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Main Street and Barnum Avenue are both State highways, I have raised issues about Main Street from the Flooding at the Airport, to accidents at 1 - Hard's Corner 2 - Little Red School House - Long Brook 3 - 3 accidents in Paradise Green. 4 - a few accidents below Mill River country club, Republican Town Councilor District # 3 Matt Catalano has been outspoken on those accidents and especially near his home in Paradise Green on Main Street. Democratic Town Council candidate Maria Ferraro for District # 6 spoke at Public Forum about several accidents below the country club, on Main Street, near her home. That Councilman Poisson acknowledged her, as did councilors Santi, Philips, Kubic, Catalano, and others. I believe further speakers besides myself and Ms. Ferrara included: Robyn Greenspan, Joe Paul, Walter Rimkunas, Mary Young, & more? Since before Jim Miron was elected, I've sought the State to solve the Main Street flooding issue near the airport. This has been reckless endangerment by the State D.O.T. & Local Police, in my opinion. On that corner, most police get their coffee. Little Red School House is across from police HQ street. walks on Barnum Avenue by the bridge over the Rail Road tracks over Restaurant 99 / McDonalds / Marshall shopping center. Since before Jim Miron was elected, I've sought the State to solve the SURF AVENUE FLOODING under I-95 Since before Jim Miron was elected, I've sought the State to
George E. Mulligan May 06, 2012 at 06:45 PM
The victim was a person. A human being, not just a headline. Born to a mother and father, I extend my condolences and empathy to the family and friends of the deceased, and to the driver.
Robert Chambers May 07, 2012 at 01:32 AM
I passed the scene just after 10pm last night, there were a couple of police cars but no ambulance yet. Figured it was an arrest with a guy on the ground and no medics but very sad to hear a young life cut short like that. Very sad situation for all concerned.
yvonne May 08, 2012 at 04:45 AM
This was a life!! My ex-husbands life, who was LOVED by MANY!!! Thank you for your concern!!
Robert Chambers May 08, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Very sorry to hear it, I was returning home after picking up my son, he wondered what was going on and was sad to hear someone got run over. It's not a very well lit intersection at night.

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