Driver charged in crash that left pedestrian dead in Waterbury
Waterbury police said they arrested Victor Manuel Collado-Paez, 32, and charged him with felony evading and operating without a license.
Police said around 4:15 p.m., Daniel Hernandez, 74, was attempting to cross West Main Street, in the area of 450 West Main Street when he was struck by Collado-Paez.
“The impact threw Hernandez a distance westbound where he became pinned under an unoccupied and parked Dodge Ram pickup truck in front of 460 West Main Street,” said police.
Police said Collado-Paez initially fled the scene of the accident but returned to the scene a short time later. Hernandez was transported to Saint Mary’s where he was pronounced dead a short time after.
“This accident is open and continues to be under investigation and updates will be provided as they become available,” police said.