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Police seek help identifying victim of Sunday's crash in Norwalk

Connecticut state police are seeking the public's help identifying the man who was killed while walking on I-95 Sunday night.

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2020, 9:11 PM

Updated 1,401 days ago

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Connecticut state police are seeking the public's help identifying the man who was killed while walking on I-95 Sunday night.
The crash happened on a stretch of I-95 north in Norwalk near the Exit 16 off-ramp.
Three days later, police still haven't been able to notify the victim's family because they don't know who he was.
The first calls to 911 reported two men walking on I-95 north between exits 15 and 16 around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Shortly after, more calls were made, this time saying one of the pedestrians had been hit. That man was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not have any identification on him.
"Unfortunately, the two gentlemen, the pedestrians, did not know each other all that well and we were unable to make a positive identity of the pedestrian that was struck and killed," said Sgt. Robert Derry.
Police describe the victim as a Hispanic man, possibly in his 30s, about 5 foot 8 inches tall, 175 pounds and with a handlebar mustache. They say his first name may be Marvin.
"We were notified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Upon them conducting their autopsy, they discovered this male had a previous injury to his right leg, which may have caused him to limp while he walked," said Derry.
Police have not said why the two men were on I-95 but say the other pedestrian did stay on scene and cooperated with police.
They're now hoping by appealing to the public, they'll be able to put a name to the victim.
"To have somebody completely be unidentified for a long period of time is unusual and that's why we turn to the media to help us out in hopes that somebody will come forward," Derry said.
Police say the victim did not match any open missing person cases in the area.
Anyone with information on the crash or the victim is asked to contact Troop G in Bridgeport at 203-696-2500.


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