Pedestrian struck along Route 2 in Stonington dies - WNEM TV 5

Pedestrian struck along Route 2 in Stonington dies

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Stonington police have identified the victim who died of his injuries early Friday morning after being hit by a motor vehicle on Route 2, according to police.

It happened on Route 2 just before the eastbound entry to Route 78 and Rhode Island shortly after 5 a.m.

"At first we saw like a shoe and like a piece of a fender, I'd say 30 feet in front of that, him lying face down," said Eyewitness John Dalton.

Dalton said the man, who was identified by police as 51-year-old Grover Moree, of Pawcatuck, on the ground strained and cried for help. The man was stuck along the roadway.

The Life Star medical helicopter transported the victim to a hospital in Rhode Island. Police say the victim died at Rhode Island Hospital.

"It appears he was walking on that side of the road. Not sure what direction he was walking. He was on the East side of the road when he was struck," said Stonington police Capt. Jerry Desmond.

Police said the vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene.

"More than anything I just can't understand why another human being can know he hit somebody and keep going," Dalton said.

Detectives collected evidence at the scene including vehicle parts, the victims bag, a busted cell phone as well as other items.

"He had a pair of sneakers on a pair of jeans I think maybe a brown hooded sweatshirt," Dalton said.

Police said they were following several leads and that the investigation was ongoing.

If you were driving on busy Route 2 this morning at 4:45 a.m. to 5:10 a.m. and saw someone or something. You're asked to call Stonington Police Department at 860-599-4411.

The road was closed in the area of Route 78 not far from the Rhode Island state line while police investigated, officials said.

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