Pedestrian Struck and Killed in East Hartford

By Carolyn Freer
|  Saturday, Apr 19, 2014  |  Updated 5:08 PM EDT
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in East Hartford

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The intersection of Forbes Street at Chester Street and Roberts Street in East Hartford was shut down due to an accident involving one vehicle.

A woman was killed after being struck by a car in East Hartford Saturday morning.

The woman was walking on Chester Street, not far from the intersection when a car jumped the curb at Forbes Street.

The busy intersection was closed to traffic while police investigated the fatal accident.

Police said Roberts Street is shut down between Forbes Street and Old Roberts Street due to an accident involving one vehicle. 

Police believe the driver first struck and hit a car on Roberts Street, near Rogo Distributors. Shards of glass littered the road.

The identities of the woman killed and man behind the wheel have not been released.

Police  said the intersection could remain closed for several hours. 

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