Meriden Police Seek Driver in Deadly Hit-and-Run


A man is dead after he was hit by a car while waking home in Meriden Thursday, and police are searching for the driver responsible.

Police said 66-year-old Harold Bell, of Meriden, was found lying in the road in the area of 817 Old Colony Road around 2:23 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said he was walking to his home when he was struck.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black Honda Accord. It was last seen turning east from Old Colony Road to Gypsy Lane, police said.

The car should have damage to the front windshield and a missing driver side mirror, investigators said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Meriden Police Department at 203-630-6201.

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