Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck in Westport

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NBC Connecticut

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Westport on Saturday night.

Officers were called to Riverside Avenue around 11:30 p.m. after getting a report of a collision involving a pedestrian with serious injuries.

According to police, emergency crews found and rendered aid to a man who had been hit by a vehicle going southbound.

The man, later identified by police as 54-year-old Matthew Balga, of Norwalk, sustained what authorities said were life-threatening injuries and he was transported to Norwalk Hospital for further treatment.

Investigators said Balga was pronounced dead at Norwalk Hospital shortly after he arrived.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene to speak with police and is cooperating with the investigation.

The accident investigation teams from Westport Police and Fairfield Police are investigating the crash.

Riverside Avenue was temporarily closed in both directions, but has since reopened.

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