Police: Woman struck, killed by car while changing tire along Route 8 North in Thomaston
A woman was struck and killed by a car while changing a tire along Route 8 North in Thomaston, police say.
The incident happened Wednesday on Route 8 North near exit 39 around 3:30 p.m.
Police say 26 year old Karina Lopez of Torrington got a flat tire and attempted to repair the damaged wheel in the left lane of the busy highway.
As Lopez attempted to fix the tire, she was struck by a car.
Police say the driver of the car remained on scene and was not injured.
Lopez was flown to Hartford Hospital, where she later died.
Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Cody Fitzgerald at Troop L at 860-626-7900.