Emmanuel Felix, of New Jersey, dies in Milford crash on Moses Wheeler Bridge; 4 hurt

The crash on Moses Wheeler Bridge left a New Jersey man dead and sent four people to the hospital. (5/19/14)

MILFORD - State police are investigating a fatal accident in Milford that occurred over the weekend.

The crash on Moses Wheeler Bridge left a New Jersey man dead and sent four people to the hospital.

Police say Emmanuel Felix, 28, stopped his SUV in the far-right southbound lane of the bridge and was trying to fix his flat tire. He was then struck by a car, thrown over the bridge, and fell more than 100 feet into the Housatonic River.

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Officials say when crews pulled Felix out of 1 foot of water, he had no pulse and severe injuries.

News 12 is told another man who was hit by the same car is in critical but stable condition. Three others were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Police say that the driver who struck Felix is Natalie Rojas, 19, of Bridgeport. Charges have not been filed.

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