Pedestrian Killed in Crash in West Haven

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in West Haven on Sunday night.

Officers were called to a car versus pedestrian crash on First Avenue near Center Street shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Investigators said they believe a Ford pick-up truck was traveling north on First Avenue when it hit a utility pole and a pedestrian. The vehicle continued off of the roadway until it came to a stop on a nearby front lawn.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The pedestrian's identity has not been released. 

The driver of the truck sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

The West Haven Police Major Accident Squad was called in to investigate the accident. Anyone traveling near the accident scene is advised to avoid First Avenue from Elm Street to Center Street as it will be closed during the investigation.

Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call the traffic division at (203) 937-3925.

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