CT pedestrian struck, killed by Stamford police cruiser

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a automotive operated by Stamford police officer Wednesday afternoon.

Connecticut State Police mentioned Stamford Officer Zachary Lockwood, 24, was driving east on Wire Mill Highway in a police cruiser at about 4:12 p.m. when he hit 69-year-old Tommie Jackson, who was rushed to Stamford Hospital and pronounced lifeless.

In accordance with state police, Jackson – who resided at 458 Wire Mill Highway – was crossing the highway after getting his mail when Lockwood approached a curve within the highway and, upon seeing the pedestrian, maneuvered into the westbound lane to attempt to keep away from a crash. The police cruiser ended up driving onto Jackson’s property after the collision, state police mentioned.

State police mentioned Lockwood was taken to Greenwich Hospital, although troopers famous of their report he didn’t undergo any obvious accidents.

“The investigation is being dealt with by the Connecticut State Police,” Timothy Shaw, chief of police on the Stamford Police Department, mentioned in an announcement. “Our ideas and prayers exit to the household of the deceased.”

State police had been introduced in on the request of the Stamford State’s Attorney.

The Western District Main Crime Squad and Collision Evaluation and Reconstruction Squad are dealing with the crash investigation.

Any witnesses have been requested to contact state police Det. Corey Clabby at [email protected] or Det. Ryan Hackett at [email protected].