Meriden woman struck, killed while walking across I-91 in Wallingford Wednesday night

Meriden woman struck, killed while walking across I-91 in Wallingford Wednesday night



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WALLINGFORD — A Meriden woman died after she was struck by a car while walking across Interstate 91 north Wednesday night.

Sharon Ryan, 56, of Meriden, was struck around 9:40 p.m. while walking across the highway toward the median, state police said. She was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where she died from her injuries.

A representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Thursday afternoon Ryan died from blunt force injuries to her head and torso, and her death was ruled accidental.

State police spokeswoman Kelly Grant said authorities are seeking witnesses to the accident, which is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Jennifer Yokley at 203-393-4200. 


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