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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Route 40 between Wilton Boulevard and Appleby Road on April 12, state police said.

At about 5:37 a.m., a 37-year-old Bear man, later identify as Charles Walters, was walking in the right turn lane of westbound Rt. 40, just east of Appleby Road. He was wearing all dark, non-reflective clothing and not carrying a flashlight.

A 2010 Nissan Maxima, being driven by a 32-year-old New Castle man, was traveling Rt. 40 westbound, and then changed into the right turn lane at which time he struck the pedestrian, whom he did not see, police said.

The victim was thrown on the hood of the vehicle and then back to the ground before coming to rest in a grassy area off the roadway. The Nissan came to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS. Impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time, police said.

Police said the driver of the Nissan was properly restrained at the time and was not injured. Impairment is not a factor on his behalf.

Two rear seat passengers in the Nissan, a 1-year-old female and 4-year-old female, were properly restrained in car seats and were not injured.