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Waterbury man fatally struck by car in Shelton identified

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A student at the University of Bridgeport has been identified as the Waterbury man who was fatally struck by a car in Shelton.

According to police, the victim, 27-year-old Bethapudi Naga Tulasi Ram, was originally from India.

The accident happened Tuesday just before 7:30 p.m. on Bridgeport Avenue near Platt Road.

It's unclear why Tulasi was in Shelton Tuesday night.

The area had been blocked off for several hours as police investigated.

Police haven't said which way the driver was headed or if Tulasi was in a crosswalk.

They also haven't said what led up to the crash, but say it involved two cars. 

Police say both drivers stayed on scene and are cooperating with authorities. No arrests have been made.

A spokeswoman for the University of Bridgeport says the university expresses its deepest condolences to Tulasi's family and friends. Grief counselors were made available to students.

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