Police Identify Jogger Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Cheshire

A dump truck struck and killed a 75-year-old man while he was jogging on Mount Sanford Road in Cheshire, according to police.

Police said the dump truck hit Benjamin Feinn, of Cheshire, at the intersection of Mount Sanford Road and South Brooksvale Road around 2 p.m. Monday.

According to neighbors, Feinn was an avid runner and owns Mt. Carmel Wine and Spirits a few miles away in Hamden.  

When NBC Connecticut went to that business, it was closed and a sign on the door said it was because of a “death in the family.” 

Feinn lives in the area and was running on the shoulder because there are no sidewalks on the road, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mount Sanford Road was closed for several hours, and traffic was detoured around the area. The road reopened around 6 p.m.

Authorities are investigating the crash. Police said the dump truck is privately owned and did not seem to be driving at an unsafe speed.

Police said both Feinn and the truck were traveling southbound on Mount Sanford Road, and it's possible the driver didn't see the jogger as he approached.

Feinn died instantly, according to police. The driver of the dump truck, a 54-year-old Milford resident, was not injured.

NBC Connecticut tried talking to company officials at the scene, but no one would comment. 

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