Officers were dispatched to Southington truck stop yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m. after receiving reports about a serious crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The Southington Fire Department was also dispatched and assisted on scene.
As a result of the incident and the subsequent investigation, Meriden Waterbury Turnpike was shut down between the T.A. Travel Center and Canal Street. The road reopened shortly after 10 p.m.
The investigation showed that Neim Redzepi, 56, of Waterbury was attempting to cross Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on foot, in the area of Subway walking north towards Dunkin Donuts when he was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet pick-up truck operated by Joseph Scarmozzino, 39, of Wolcott. Scarmozzino was traveling eastbound on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike.
Redzepi suffered serious injuries, and he was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.
At this time there has been no enforcement action taken, and the investigation is ongoing. The Southington Police Department’s accident investigation team was activated and are currently handling the investigation. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this accident or has information to contact Officer Jeremy Busa at (860) 378-1600, ext. 2162 or email@example.com.