Woman Struck and Killed by City Councilman

New Britain Councilman Roy Centeno was behind the wheel.

A New Britain councilman was behind the wheel of the car that hit and killed Juana Diaz, 57, in New Britain on Saturday night, according to a city hall official.

"I was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian who, sadly, suffered fatal injuries.  At this time my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim."In a statement released Sunday night," City Councilor Roy Centeno, 52, said in a statement.

The crash happened at Slater Road and Jerome Drive around 8 p.m., officials said.

Newington police assisted in the investigation and administered a Breathalyzer test on Centeno and said there were no signs of alcohol use.

Centeno has not been charged as police continue their investigation.

Diaz was a New Britain resident, police said.

The New Britain Traffic Enforcement Bureau is actively investigating the accident and asks that anyone with information in regards to this incident call Sergeant Robert Martin at (860) 826-3013.

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