Police identify pedestrian killed on Route 9

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Published: Apr. 30, 2023 at 7:31 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 30, 2023 at 6:06 PM EDT
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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WFSB) - Police identified a man who died after being hit by a car on Route 9.

Police say the driver of a Corolla was traveling Southbound prior to exit 10 in Middletown when they struck a pedestrian in the right lane of two.

It happened around 3:40 Sunday morning.

The driver, who police identified as Ann Dorflinger, 29, of Higganum, fled the scene.

State police identified the victim as Carlos Morales-Torres Jr., 22, of Willimantic.

Morales-Torres Jr. was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The crash is still under investigation. If anyone has any information or may have witnessed this incident, please call Troop F at 860-399-2100.