Pedestrian struck and killed in New Haven worked at hospital

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police have identified the woman struck and killed by a car as she stood on a New Haven sidewalk this week as an employee of Yale New Haven Hospital.

Police say 42-year-old Melissa Tancredi, of Waterbury, was struck just after 3 p.m. Tuesday. She died despite the efforts of passers-by, many of them medical professionals and hospital staff.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Tancredi, a 29-year-old Hamden woman, stayed at the scene.

Police say the driver was in a left turn only lane but continued straight and onto the sidewalk.

The crash remains under investigation and no one has been charged.

The hospital said in a statement that it is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the death.

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