A 29-year-old man was killed Saturday when he was struck by oncoming traffic after being ejected from his car in an accident on Route 15 in Orange. The man was identified as Shamar Brooks, of Middletown, according to Fox Connecticut. Two passengers in his car — one from Meriden and the other from West Haven — were transported to the hospital, Fox reported, citing Connecticut State Police. The police report states that Brooks was not wearing his seatbelt at the time.
Update as of 9 a.m. on Feb. 8:
Route 15 northbound has reopened to traffic following this morning's accident and investigation, according to the DOT.
Our original report follows:
Route 15 northbound is closed in Orange between exist 55B and 56 after a vehicle reportedly struck a pedestrian earlier this morning.
According to the state Department of Transportation, the accident was reported at 2:17 a.m. The DOT estimated the highway would be closed for approximately 6 hours, so it could open within the next hour.
Information on the condition of the pedestrian or the driver of the vehicle was not immediately available. On Twitter, NBC CT has a photo from the scene that shows a vehicle off the road on its side.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.