NEW HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – State police say a local man and woman were struck by a Honda Civic which left Route 44 and went up on the sidewalk Friday morning in New Hartford.

William Pellum, 69, died of his injuries, said police. Sibyl Pellum, 67, suffered serious injuries and was being treated at Hartford Hospital, said troopers.

The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. on Route 44, also known as Main Street, just east of the intersection with Route 219.

Police identify the driver of the car as Shivan Desai, 31, of New Hartford. He was also taken from the scene by ambulance for treatment at Winsted Hospital.

The case remains under investigation, said police.


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