Police identify man hit and killed by vehicle in Milford Sunday

UPDATE: Police have identified the 24-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle and killed early Sunday morning on Bridgeport Avenue as Vincent Pezzella, 24, of 226 Church Hill Road, Trumbull.

The driver, Hector Frias-Angomas, 46, of 173 Lamberton Street, New Haven, was taken into custody and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

Fire officials reported that the accident happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday on Bridgeport Avenue near Berwyn Street.

The man was reportedly crossing the street with a friend when he was hit, officials said. Milford Fire Department paramedics and EMTs provided advanced level care in an effort to save the severely injured person.

“The patient was rapidly transported to Bridgeport Hospital under the care of Milford Fire Paramedics and unfortunately succumbed to his injuries,” said Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi.

The second pedestrian was not reported to be injured.

Milford police said the accident is still under investigation and urged anyone with information to contact the Milford Police Traffic Division at 203-878-5244.