New Canaan Public Works Employee Dead After Being Hit By Car

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    A New Canaan Public Works employee who was struck by a car while spray painting the intersection of New Norwalk Road and East Avenue on Wednesday morning has died, according to police.

    The employee has been identified as Benjamin Olmstead, 71, of Norwalk. Police said the car that hit him was driving northbound on New Norwalk Road and turning left onto East Avenue.

    According to police, the driver stopped and stayed at the scene. Olmstead was taken to Norwalk Hospital. He died on Thursday, police said.

    An accident reconstruction team comprised of New Canaan and Wilton officers is investigating.