Police: CT Man Struck, Killed May Have Been Retrieving Bottle for Nickel Deposit

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  • A Connecticut man struck and killed by a vehicle may have been crossing the street after retrieving a bottle for the nickel deposit, police said
  • Leonard James, 66, of Meriden, was struck in Wallingford at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said
  • James stopped his SUV at the side of the road and was seen crossing the street and picking something up, likely a bottle for its redemption value, Lt. Anthony DeMaio said; He was struck when returning to his vehicle

A Connecticut man struck and killed by a vehicle may have been crossing the street after retrieving a bottle for the nickel deposit, police said.

Leonard James, 66, of Meriden, was struck in Wallingford at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

James had stopped his SUV at the side of the road and was seen crossing the street and picking something up, likely a bottle for its redemption value, Lt. Anthony DeMaio said.

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He was struck as he was returning to his SUV and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle that struck James, also a 66-year-old Meriden man, stayed at the scene and has not been charged. The investigation is continuing.

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