Seymour man killed after being hit by truck identified

A 37-year-old Seymour man died late Thursday after he was hit by a pickup truck in the 1300 block of East Tipton Street.

The Seymour Tribune is reporting that Claudio Antele-Pelayo was pronounced dead at the scene. Police told the paper that Antele-Pelayo, who worked at a restaurant in Jackson Park Shopping Center, was struck as he and a co-worker were crossing north on Tipton Street after leaving work.

The paper has identified the driver as 65-year-old George Douglas, of Seymour. He reportedly told authorities that he saw the first man “dart” across the street, but did not see Antele-Pelayo and was unable to avoid hitting him.

The investigation is ongoing.

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