Police Identify Pedestrian Killed in East Hartford

Authorities have identified the pedestrian killed after being struck by two vehicles in East Hartford about 6:40 Thursday evening.

State Police say Waneeza Shaw of East Hartford had just stepped off a bus on Burnside Avenue near Walnut Street when she was hit by a var driven by Mark Cottrell of Tolland,  then,   run over by an East Hartford police cruiser driven by Kathryn Weaver.

Police say both drivers stopped and no one is charged in the case.  Prosecutors and the East Hartford police chief asked State Police to conduct the investigation into the accident.

Police ask anyone with  information about the accident to call State Police Troop H at (860) 896-3230.


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