State Police said Monday morning that an accident on the Moses Wheeler Bridge that knocked a man changing a tire off the bridge and into the Housatonic River remains under investigation.
Police would not comment on whether Natalie Rojas, 19, of Bridgeport, who struck the victim with her car, was texting or talking on her cell phone, citing the on-going probe.
Rojas has not been charged in the incident that killed Emmanuel Felix, of Maplewood, N.J. on Saturday night.
Felix was found below the bridge and was pronounced dead at the scene, State Police said.
Shortly after 10 p.m., state police said, Felix was traveling south on I-95 in a car with five other people when they had a flat tire. They pulled over to the right side of the bridge and Felix and three others got out of the car to fix the flat. While they were out of the car, police said, another car pulled up and the unidentified driver set up warning triangles on the roadway.
Police said another car, driven by Rojas, approached the scene in the right lane. State Police said her car struck the emergency triangles. She then turned sharply into the center lane, lost control and veered back into the right lane striking Felix and another pedestrian, 30-year-old Lionel Bonhomme, of Brooklyn, N.Y, state police said.
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